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Winter Lawn Care Tips

Winter Lawn Care Tips

At Awad Landscapes & Design, we serve the greater Northbrook area with high quality professional landscaping services and more. We want to make your landscaping dreams come true, and our experienced team of hard working professionals are here to help your yard and lawn look their absolute best. For more information about our Chicago landscaping services, contact us today!

With winter upon us, many people have a tendency to neglect their lawn and yard, assuming that there isn’t much that one can do until spring arrives. While this is not only untrue, neglecting your lawn and yard can be detrimental to your lawn’s overall health and well being. In this blog, we will look at a few things that you can do this winter to ensure that your lawn will look its absolute best come spring.

Take Any Leftover Seasonal Decor Indoors
If you’re the type that likes to decorate your yard throughout the year, chances are you have a wide variety of items that you put up throughout the year. With the harsh temperatures and dryness that comes with Midwestern winters, you want to make sure that these items are safely stored as opposed to scattered about outdoors. Harsh sub-zero temperatures can wreak havoc on your seasonal decor, as leaving them outside can cause more delicate items to crack and chip. Keeping them outdoors after a snowfall or two can cause them to fade or lose color. Even letting them sit in the sun can cause them to get sun bleached and lose their color. Making sure that your lawn and yard are free of any stray decor items will ensure that you’ll be able to continue using them for years to come.

If you’ve decorated your front yard with holiday lights, be sure to get those taken down once the holidays are over. Leaving them up long after the holidays are over can cause them to last far less time. Taking them down and putting them into storage bins in a dry space will ensure that they’ll be ready to use next year!

Clean Up Your Lawn
In addition to removing seasonal decor from your lawn and yard, you should also make sure that any landscaping tools, toys, or other items are free from your yard or lawn. For one, having items like these stay outside for multiple snowfalls will almost guarantee that they will rust and eventually be rendered completely useless. These items serve you well during the warmer months of the year, making sure that you take them indoors during this time will ensure that they will not only last longer, but that they’ll be ready to go come spring when you’re ready to start working on your yard again.

Additionally, having items like these populate your lawn and yard can also be harmful to your landscaping overall. When stray objects like shovels, rakes, and trowels are left on your lawn during colder temperatures or snowfalls, the overall pressure and weight of these items can cause significant dead spots on your lawn. Once the temperatures start to rise and the grass starts to grow in the spring, the grass in that area will be significantly less healthy and thinner than the rest of your lawn, causing a noticeably discrepancy in the consistency of your lawn’s overall aesthetic. It’s not too late, though! Before the truly cold temperatures and heavy snowfalls start to hit, go through your yard and make sure it’s free of any stray objects. Keep an eye out throughout the winter as well to make sure nothing has found its way into your yard
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Fertilize Your Lawn
While this step is best done prior to the beginning of the cold season in late fall, it’s still not too late to give your lawn the gift of fertilizer. During the summer, your lawn loses a decent amount of nutrients from the soil, especially once the temperatures start to climb. Fertilizing your lawn during the winter will help replenish many of those lost nutrients, and as long as you get in before the temperatures become frigid, the fertilizer will stay in your soil and help keep your lawn healthy throughout the winter. Once spring arrives, your lawn will be in far better shape than had you not decided to fertilize. The result will simply be healthy and gorgeous green grass that was well-fed throughout winter.

Those are just a few ways for you to take care of your lawn and yard this winter. At Awad Landscapes & Design, we are committed to providing you with the absolute best in landscaping services, serving the greater Northbrook area. For more information about our professional landscaping services, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!

Three Yard Care Services Perfect for Northbrook Seniors

Three Yard Care Services Perfect for Northbrook Seniors

Many residents use our lawn care services in Northbrook. They might be busy professionals who don’t have time to care for their yard or retired people who would rather focus on hobbies other than gardening. Many of our senior customers use our yard care services because they love their lawn and garden but simply cannot care for it all on their own anymore. Whether you love working in the yard or would be happy never touching a mower again, Awad Landscapes has you covered. We can tailor our services to your needs so you get exactly the landscaping and yard care that you want. We can do it all or just do the parts you don’t want to do yourself. Here are three services perfect for our senior clients!

Try These Yard Care Services

Snow Removal

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You know how much snow can fall during our Illinois winters! Removing it from around your property can be a major hassle, especially if you don’t get around as well anymore. Removing snow on slippery and icy services put you at risk for slipping, falling, and injuring yourself. Let us do the work for you! We have the tools, experience, and manpower to safely remove the snow from around your property so you can use your walkways and driveways.

Power Washing

Power washing is a great service that can help clean up your property without the cost of replacement. It’s especially great for cleaning fences, patios, and driveways. Our power washers can quickly finish up the work around your property for you so you only have to enjoy the final results. It can even increase your property value!

Fall Clean-Up

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Getting your landscaping ready for winter is important. It helps your landscaping come back stronger in the spring by preparing it to weather the chilly Illinois winter. That preparation and clean-up work isn’t easy, though. You’ll want to do things like trim trees, clean out gutters, mulch flowerbeds and fertilize your grass. For senior members of our community, that could be more work than they are able to take on. We can do it for you! Let our team prepare your yard and landscaping for winter. We’ll make sure that every detail is taken care of and it’s ready for a long winter’s nap.

Schedule Our Yard Care Services Today

These aren’t the only services available from Awad Landscapes! You can check out all of our yard care services on our website. Awad Landscapes can provide you or your loved one with these services or any other landscaping work that might be needed. We love helping people maintain their landscaping so they can enjoy their property without the stress or danger of doing it themselves. Our yard care services make a great Christmas present, too! There is no better time to schedule our yard care services in Northbrook than right now! Give us a call or contact us through our website and schedule the yard care services that you need for your Northbrook property today.

Fall is the Best Time to Hire a Landscaper

Fall is the Best Time to Hire a Landscaper

Cooler weather has come and leaves are falling everywhere. Your once-pristine garden is no longer full of beautiful flowers and green plants. Instead, your landscaping is going dormant, preparing for the freezing temperatures commonly associated with late autumn in Northbrook. Though your garden may be done producing beautiful flowers, your landscaping still needs attention. Don’t wait until spring rolls around to hire a landscaper. Today, we’ll take a look at a few reasons you should hire Awad Landscapes for all of your yard care services in Northbrook.

Tend to Your Trees

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You may think that your trees will be fine during the winter months, but just like your flowerbeds, your trees need regular attention. Pruning the limbs actually encourages more productive growth in the warmer months. An experienced landscaping professional will know what parts of the plant need to be trimmed away. This lets more sun reach the living parts of the tree and gives the plant access to more energy and nutrients. Best of all, trimming away dead growth reduces the amount of damage that heavy snow can do to the plant.

Keep Your Irrigation System in Shape

Even the best irrigation systems need to be prepared for winter. After all, your irrigation system is quite the investment and any damage will only make preparing your landscaping for spring that much more difficult. Awad Landscapes knows how to winterize your irrigation system. Our experienced team will make sure that all the remaining water is flushed out of your irrigation system, so you won’t have to worry about pipes freezing or bursting. Furthermore, we’ll be able to assess your system for any existing damage and make recommendations on repairs or replacements in the spring.

Get Rid of Leaves Easily

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Raking leaves can be a huge chore, especially if you have a large property covered in many trees. Rather than spending your weekend raking leaves in the brisk weather, let us handle the job! Our crew will pick up leaves around your property and will always show care around delicate landscaping. Best of all, you won’t be stuck moving large trash bags to the dumpster. We’ll handle the disposal process for you!

Prepare Your Lawn

Whether you have a small patch of grass in your front yard or a large lawn suitable for neighborhood soccer games, your grass needs attention in the fall. Believe it or not, the best time to make changes or additions to your lawn is in the autumn! Our crew will evaluate your lawn, aerate the soil so more nutrients become available to seeds, and add soil to any low areas that require it. Then, we’ll reseed your lawn in preparation for the spring, so once the soil warms up, your lawn will look great throughout the year.

Snow Removal Done Right

At Awad Landscapes, we’re happy to help with all of your landscaping needs, but in winter, we understand that your needs become a little different. Save yourself the trouble of waking up several hours before dawn just to clear your sidewalk before you go to work. Our crew will come to your home, shovel snow off your sidewalk and driveway, and leave you free and clear to enjoy the winter wonderland without any of the work commonly associated with snow removal.

Keep Your Customers Safe

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Awad Landscapes is happy to help your Northbrook business prepare for winter. Whether you’re looking for an expert to prune your hedges, or need to hire a highly experienced snow removal crew, we’re here to help. We know you need to keep your customers safe from falling tree limbs or ice on your sidewalks and we’ll do everything we can to get your landscaping in fighting shape this autumn.

Contact us today for more information on our professional yard care services in Northbrook.