Fall Clean-Ups & Fall Season Lawn Maintenance Tips

Philadelphia Fall Landscaping
When fall season arrives in Montgomery County, there’s no doubt it’s time for a seasonal clean-up and some lawn maintenance to prepare the landscape for winter. A fall clean-up is something that needs to be done before snow blankets the landscape. Otherwise, the leaves and lawn debris underneath will rot until spring. 

Nature has its way of using yard debris to renew the earth’s soil, but the dead organic matter can really get in the way. Insects love decaying leaves and twigs because it provides shelter and food. A landscape with piles of leaves and dead twigs will attract unwanted insects to the property and on into the home.

To avoid insects and lawn disease, there are some specific lawn maintenance tasks to do during the fall season in Montgomery County, PA. While a seasonal clean-up is necessary, there are other things that should be done at this time of year as well.

What’s Involved In Fall Clean-Ups

A fall clean-up involves raking and removing all the lawn debris and a number of other tasks. You may need to do additional tasks such as removing any dead shrubbery growth, weeding garden beds, and blowing off the patio and other areas. It is good to do these things before mid-November just to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity. On November 14, 2014, 2 inches of snow coated some suburbs in Pennsylvania and last year there was some heavy snowfall, so be ready!

Additional Fall Season Lawn Maintenance Tasks

Mowing is important before the snow covers the ground in Montgomery County. If you don’t have a lawn maintenance service who regularly mows for you, be sure you get the last good trim done before temperatures drop below freezing. Here are some additional lawn maintenance tasks to take care of this fall.

  • Mulching flowerbeds
  • Weeding garden beds
  • Turf aerating – dethatching
  • Overseeding
  • Fertilizing
  • Broad-leaf weed control
  • Insect control
  • Shrub trimming
  • Pruning
  • Cut back perennials & ornamental grasses


If you would like to learn more about Fall Clean-Ups & Lawn Maintenance in Montgomery County, please call Raymond Landscaping at 267-385-5634 or complete our online request form.