Category Archives: Lawn Care

The Importance of Leaf Removal

The Importance of Leaf Removal

Leave Removal If you’ve ever walked around a forest, under tall trees, you’d notice there isn’t grass growing there, right? That’s because all those trees had their leaves fall to the ground where they created what’s essentially a “no grow zone” for grass.

For grass to grow, it needs light. When a whole bunch of leaves cover the ground, the sunshine is blocked out and grass cannot grow like it normally would grow. Therefore, it dies off. Dead or decaying leaves that sit on the ground for a long time tend to hold moisture and block light from the ground. You get a sort-of “dead zone” of turf. Now that might be fine for a remote forest, but when it happens to your formerly lovely front lawn, it can be unsightly and/or end up messing with your home’s resale value (“What happened to their lawn?” buyers will say).

How Leaf Removal Helps

Leaf mulching and/or removal is important. With mulching, you’re grinding up leaves and returning some nutrients and organic matter back to the lawn, so that’s a good thing. Mulching should be done when leaves are dry rather than wet and matted down. Mulching should be done in the fall when it makes most sense. Better yet, if you’ve got tons of leaves on your lawn, it’s smarter to just have them removed once and for all. They can be blown, raked, bagged and/or hauled away in trucks. VistaPro offers leaf removal as one of our services.

One more thing: get rid of leaves that are diseased and/or infested with bugs. Why? Well, you don’t want that stuff to spread. If it does, you’re likely going to have bigger problems to deal with, as other parts of your landscaping become “contaminated.”

VistaPro can get rid of dead leaves, twigs, and other unsightly debris. Leaf removal is important for the prevention of damage to your lawn, shrubs and plants throughout the winter. Serving Maryland, Virginia and the Greater DC region, please use VistaPro’s contact page to get in touch and ask about leaf removal services, If you think it’s too late to be done this year, there’s always next, and it’s good to plan ahead.

The Downfalls of DIY Landscaping

The Downfalls of DIY Landscaping

Some people think to themselves, “Well, I might as well do my own landscaping.” They go to Wal-mart and buy the cheapest stuff possible– cheap mulch, cheap plants, cheap plastic chairs… and they have every good intention of making their yard look good. However, there are some cons to DIY (do-it-yourself) landscaping. Physical Demands First… Continue Reading

Things to Check on Your Lawn This Summer

Things to Check on Your Lawn This Summer

You’ve probably spent most of the spring trying to get your lawn in order. Now that summer has finally come around, you should continue to keep a close eye on it to make sure it’s always looking its best. Here are a few of the things you should check on throughout the summer to keep… Continue Reading

Why Mulching Is Important to Your Home’s Landscape

Why Mulching Is Important to Your Home’s Landscape

What is “mulch?” It’s a beneficial material made from decaying leaves, tree bark, compost and more. This concoction gets spread over or around plants in order to benefit them in several ways. Mulching is important for many reasons, including insulation, water retention, weed protection and beauty. The Importance of Mulching What is “mulch?” It’s a… Continue Reading

Landscaping Tips to Follow This Fall

Landscaping Tips to Follow This Fall

Many homeowners associate landscaping with the spring. But the truth is that, if you don’t do landscaping in the fall, your lawn will not look it’s best once the spring comes back around. There are some things that you should do to your lawn every fall to ensure that it stays healthy and survives the… Continue Reading

Why Should You Irrigate Your Lawn?

Why Should You Irrigate Your Lawn?

When you irrigate your lawn, you poke small holes into the soil in order to let water, nutrients, and air get deep down into the roots of your grass. By doing this, it allows the roots to grow much deeper and it makes your lawn look significantly better in the process. It can be especially… Continue Reading