Minimize Fall and Winter Damage to Your Landscaping

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Minimize Fall and Winter Damage to Your Landscaping

While fall brings colorful leaves to your trees, the changing weather also brings bugs to the forefront of your greenscapes. With the harsh Michigan winters just around the corner, it’s time to evaluate how you can eliminate damage from bugs and critters destined to find warmth in your landscaping and lawn.

Identify the Rodentsraking

Snowfall and heavy winds are imminent, which means insects and rodents are actively seeking a warm place to call home for the winter. The last thing you want – or need – is to find your shrubs, plants and flowers in disarray in Spring because pests have taken over for the winter. Start by identifying the types of pests that are common in your yard. Common insects include ants, June bugs and Japanese beetles. These insects can wreak havoc on your landscaping if you don’t act fast.

Luckily, Go Green offers a variety of pest control services to nip the problem in the bud before these pests impede the curb appeal of your home.

Clean Up the Lawn

Don’t leave your lawn susceptible to potential damage by rodents, critters and insects. Start your lawn clean up by trimming back tree branches and shrubs so insects no longer have a haven to settle in for the winter. Rake up those piles of wet leaves and loose tree branches, too. Wet leaves can also damage your lawn by forming bacteria or disease that infects the root.

 

Japanese beetle

It’s essential to continue mowing during the fall to reduce your risk of pests taking over your lawn. When your grass is trimmed and short, insects and rodents can no longer linger and settle in for the season. Aeration and seeding can also improve the health of your lawn and deter pests in the fall and winter months.

Get the Bug Problem Under Control

Whether you have an existing bug or insect problem already or anticipate that these critters will settle into your landscaping for the winter, now is the time to act. Go Green Lawn & Tree Care offers comprehensive services at affordable prices to help you maintain the lush look of your lawn and landscaping. Contact us today to learn more at (800) 800-LAWN.

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