When the season changes, particularly in spring and fall, many of us begin planning out our seasonal cleaning sprees for the inside of our home. Much like the inside, the outside of our home needs seasonal cleanup too. Seasonal yard cleanups are a vital part of taking care of the look of our property and maintaining its good health.

Seasonal yard cleanups are important for allowing new growth, ridding your yard of weeds, and decreases the number of potential health risks in your yard. Here are some reasons why your yard needs a seasonal cleanup in Palmetto, Parrish, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas.


Seasonal Cleanups Allow for New Growth

Seasonal cleanups and debris removal are essential for ensuring fresh, new growth. Letting old debris linger, including organic matter, can hinder new growth and oftentimes prevent it completely. Dead leaves, debris, and organic matter all create a blanket over your lawn that smothers your grass, creating a barrier between it and the sunlight. This blanket also ends up blocking out water, oxygen, and other crucial nutrients your grass needs to grow healthy and strong. If left untouched, this blanket of matter and debris causes harm to your lawn. When new growth begins to poke up through your soil, the blanket of matter will crush and kill it. It’s quite common for clutter and debris to crowd out new growth and kill off an entire batch of new grass.

Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs gets them back in shape and at an optimum size to receive the maximum benefits from nutrients. Dead or dying leaves and flower heads leech off the rest of the plant, taking valuable nutrients away from the living parts of the plant. Pruning and trimming back dead branches and flowers removes dead weight and allows for new bud growth.


A Seasonal Cleanup is a Great Way To Rid Your Yard of Weeds

Pulling dandelions from a yard in Bradenton, FL during a yard cleanup.

It’s important to always keep weeds under control so your lawn and landscape plants aren’t fighting for resources like water and sunlight. When left unattended, weeds spread rapidly and choke out nearby plants by starving them of the nutrients they need to grow and survive. Pulling weeds during a seasonal cleanup and spreading a layer of mulch in landscape beds crowds out weeds and prevents them from squeezing in among your precious plants.


Yard Cleanups Eliminate Potential Health Risks

Leaf clutter and debris can create serious problems for your lawn, your plants, and your loved ones. Dead, rotting leaves create a damp blanket that traps in moisture and creates the ideal breeding ground for fungus and mold. Mold is not only toxic and harmful to your lawn and plants, but to your health as well.

A blanket of dead leaves, debris, and organic matter also create a haven for potentially dangerous pests to hide. Pests like spiders and snakes tend to take refuge beneath leaf clutter, where it’s dark and damp. A young kid romping around the leaves in your yard can come into contact with these pests, and if bitten, can become seriously ill. Removing leaf clutter and debris from your yard lessens the likelihood of coming into contact with dangerous pests that pose a threat to your well-being.

Seasonal yard cleanups don’t just make your yard look better; cleanups make room for new growth, eliminate weeds, and rid your yard of dangerous pests.


Do you need your yard cleaned up for the season?

At Three Seasons, we provide properties in Palmetto, Parrish, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas with seasonal cleanups that include leaf and debris removal, weed pulling, trimming and pruning, mulch installation, and more. If you’re looking to have your yard returned to an immaculate state, call us today at (941) 748-4613 to set up a consultation.