How Landscape Cleanups Can Benefit Central Florida Lawns

Posted by Joe Mouad on Oct 24, 2023 9:45:00 AM

Have you looked out at your yard lately and thought, “What the heck happened out there?”Did a bunch of chimpanzees have a wild weekend party?

Actually, while you’re busy living your life, yard mess just happens. Leaves, blossoms and seed pods drop. Twigs and branches and palm fronds topple down during storms. Mulch fades and migrates from once-tidy beds.

foundation planting bed with palm tree, perennials and annuals along grass edge border

It's time for a professional landscape cleanup. Chances are, those chimps aren’t coming back to tidy up.

Why get a professional landscape cleanup? A messy yard brings down the look of your whole home, and makes it look like you don’t care.

But there are lots of other reasons, too:

1. Landscape Cleanups Allow New Growth

Let dead leaves, grass clippings and yard debris linger and you end up with a blanket of yuck over your lawn that smothers your grass, blocking air, water and sunlight. Then, your grass can’t grow and thrive.

Same thing with your plants. Dead or dying leaves and withered flower heads take valuable nutrients away from the living parts of the plant.

large flowering trees and shrubs in lawn

Landscape maintenance like pruning and trimming back dead branches and flowers removes the dead weight so new buds can sprout.

2. Say Bye to Weeds

Landscape cleanups get rid of dastardly weeds that choke out nearby plants. Weeds greedily starve your good plants of the nutrients they need to grow and thrive.

Plus, weeds just plain look bad.

3. Landscape Cleanups Get Rid of Pest Hangouts

You know who loves all those dead leaves and lawn debris? Spiders. Snakes. Rodents. (We’ll pause here for a group shudder.) Your messy yard is a dark, damp cozy haven for a host of icky critters.

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Time for a landscape maintenance eviction notice.

4. Storm Season Leaves a Mess

Here in Central Florida, fall marks the end of hurricane season. So it’s the perfect time for a professional landscape cleanup to clear away leaves and debris left by the changing season, hurricanes, and tropical storms.

5. Combine Landscape Cleanup with Other Services

Professional landscape cleanup pairs perfectly with other landscape maintenance services, like mulch, aeration and topdressing.

Grass, Mulch and Groundcover Planting

Once your yard or property is clear and tidy, add another layer of attention to really boost its health and appearance:


There’s nothing like a fresh topping of rich, dark mulch — it makes your landscaping beds, and your whole yard, look instantly great.

Mulch helps your soil retain moisture, so you won't have to water as much. It keeps pesky weeds at bay by blocking the Florida sunlight they need to sprout. Mulch prevents rain from washing away your landscape soil, and breaks down over time, adding nutrients to the soil.

But you’ll need to replace it once or twice a year. Perfect timing with your professional landscape cleanups.


Aeration uses a cool machine to pull out tiny cores of soil from your lawn, allowing water and oxygen to get to the roots. Once your lawn is tidy and clear of debris, aeration breaks up compacted soil and gives new life to struggling lawns.


Topdressing is food for your soil, adding a nutrient-rich layer of soil blended with compost and other organics.

Timing is perfect after landscape cleanup and aeration. All those little holes help the topdressing materials nestle nicely down into the soil so they can do their thing — creating a strong foundation for a healthy and lush lawn.

6. You Have Better Things to Do, Right?

Maybe you love spending a weekend lugging around a rake and 52 trash bags and popping Advil like M&Ms.

landscape installation technician installing mulch to border planting bed

Better yet, hire professional landscape cleanup and let a team of pros do the back-aching work for you.

Landscape Cleanup Basics

A professional landscape cleanup turns your messy yard into a tidy haven by removing old leaves and old mulch; pulling weeds; trimming overgrown plants and shrubs; removing dead plants.

Spring is the perfect time to tidy up, and fall is a great time for landscape clean-ups, too.

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Don’t live with landscape mess. A residential landscape maintenance recharge one or two times per year will clean up accumulated debris and revive your tired yard.

Then, add fresh new mulch. Rich, nutritious top dressing for your hungry lawn. Aeration so your compacted lawn can breathe again.

Commercial properties, we see you, too. Curb appeal not so great anymore? Let us swoop in for a commercial landscape maintenance rescue to refresh your years-old look.

It’s time to tidy up.

We’re landscape experts, but our skills don’t stop there. We’re with you every step of the way as you plan your perfect outdoor space.

Sod, irrigation, landscape design: Let us transform your landscape from an embarrassing eyesore to a place you spend every spare minute.

Are you ready to enjoy the vibrant, impressive landscape you've always wanted? Request a quote today! We’ll help you review your options and then transform your property.

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