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Fall Clean Up/Winter Lawn Maintenance

Fall Clean Up/Winter Lawn MaintenanceIt’s about that time of year again! The leaves will be changing, and falling! The days are becoming shorter, nights are cooler! It’s time to do your fall clean up and get your property ready for the winter season.

When we think of fall clean up, first thing that comes to mind is raking and blowing leaves off your property. Main reason for this is it keeps your outdoor space clean, but it also is a good idea if you do not want to stain your walkway or patio. Another very important reason, which some may not know, is some leaves are acidic, and when wet, can kill your lawn if left piled up for too long.

And speaking of your lawn, once you’ve raked and blown the property clear of debris and leaves, it’s vital that you fertilize it. This will give the lawn and its roots a boost to grow in the Spring. This is also the best time for seeding, as the cooler weather prevents any weeds to grow.

You may also want to prune your trees and shrubs. It’s during this time of year when they begin to go into their dormant stage. Pruning will ensure that next year’s growth is healthy.

And remember to check your gutters and down spouts! Leaves can get inside clogging your draining system, creating a bad situation. You will definitely want to remove any debris inside them before the winter freeze.

Well, I hope these tips were helpful! Talk to you soon!

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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Lawn and Landscaping Tips-Rockland, NY

LAWN AND LANDSCAPING TIPS-ROCKLAND, NYHey guys!

So summer has been in full swing and it can be a challenging season with respect to keeping your lawn and landscape in check. The heat and humidity can really put a damper on plants, trees and lawns. Therefore, it’s essential to implement a good watering routine as well as visually monitoring your landscape.

Evaluate your lawn and plants and look for early signs of dehydration, which can come in the form of wilting. Plants and shrubs in need of TLC may also have yellowish or browning of leaves, a white puss-like film on branches, or stems keeling over. Lawns in need may have slow growth, brown, dry patches or curling of grass blades.

Of course the best way to keep your lawn and plants hydrated, healthy and looking their best is of course to water them. So here are a few helpful tips on the proper way to water during this hot season:

Water early in the morning. The morning is when its most cool, and allows for the water to run down into the soil, reaching the roots and leaving less water lost due to evaporation.

Water plants at the root, not the leaves. Not only can the leaves burn while the sun is out, but many disease need moisture to thrive.

Remove weeds. Weeds compete with water and nutrients. Consider a pesticide program to combat weeds.

Mulch planting beds. This will keep moisture in and keep weeds out.

Don’t let the summer heat get to you. There are viable solutions to keeping your plants and lawn healthy and beautiful all season long!

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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Buyer Beware – Drainage Contractors

Hello again,

I’ve seen a lot of bad business practices aimed at deceiving the general public but one that strikes close to home is one involving drainage contractors. Have you ever called for an emergency estimate for a drainage job only to be bombarded with high prices and too much information? This is a growing trend in general contracting, friends.

In hopes of getting rush jobs many drainage contractors are going out of their way to come to customer’s homes with lots of equipment, corroded pipes, samples of drainage solutions, statistics, reports and readouts well beyond what’s called for. They attempt to scare the customer into making an even quicker decision in hopes that the customer will ignore their outrageous prices.

Sometimes they’ll even tell the customer of special deals they can get if only they hurry and make their decision. The truth? Our jobs are usually 30% to 40% less than their discounted rates! Not just saying this to advertise my company. Other companies are jacking up their prices for “emergency jobs.”

So please remember that while a problem may seem very real (and big) to you when it’s happening, it may not be as earth shattering as some drainage contractors make it out to be. Consider this next time before agreeing to anything!

Michael

Michael L. Naclerio, Inc.

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