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3 Reasons Your Residential Property Needs Snow Removal Services

3 Reasons Your Residential Property Needs Snow Removal Services

When winter weather hits and the snow begins to fall, it can present a very pretty picture—until you realize you have to now walk outside to your car and try not to slip or fall on icy sidewalks, walkways, or driveways.

There are many reasons to consider scheduling snow removal services for your home in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and surrounding central Iowa areas. Safety is a big one, but there are others as well.

1. Winter Weather Typically Lasts from November to April

In our area of central Iowa, we can see snowfall for almost half of the year, starting in November and ending sometime around April. That means there will be many mornings where you walk out to see snowy or icy walkways at your home. Scheduling routine snow removal services means that you don’t have to worry about potential obstacles in getting to your car in the morning before heading to work.

It also means there’s less danger of you being exposed to the cold weather. When you’re outside in the cold for long periods of time, only using a shovel to clear your walkways, driveways, and more, then you have a danger of developing hypothermia.

2. Reduce Health Risks, Slips, & Falls on Your Property Due to Icy or Snowy Weather

Proper snow shoveling in West Des Moines, IA.

According to the National Safety Council, snow removal and snow shoveling account for thousands of injuries and around 100 deaths each year. When people who are not used to the physical toll of shoveling snow get out ...

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Why Your Lawn Needs Seasonal Cleanups

Why Your Lawn Needs Seasonal Cleanups

Seasonal cleanups, typically performed in spring and fall, can benefit your residential or commercial property in numerous ways including appearance, plant health, and more.

Here are some ways a cleanup can help your central Iowa yard in places such as Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, and the surrounding areas.

Clearing Debris from Your Lawn Allows Plants to Breathe, Get Light & Water

This yard in West Des Moines, IA looks great after a seasonal cleanup.

When leaves and other debris are left to sit on top of your grass, it means that your lawn does not have enough of an opportunity to get the nutrients it needs to grow correctly. It takes a lot of time and money invested to get your lawn looking lush, full, and green. You don't want to lose that investment by letting yard debris stay put and choke out the grass underneath it.

Removing that debris gives the lawn a chance to breathe and absorb the proper amount of light and water it needs. 

Leaf Removal Is the Most Vital Part of Fall Cleanups

Removing leaves from your yard is important for a number of reasons. When leaves stay on your yard, they can accumulate and create a haven for yard pests. Those leaves can also end up blocking light, air, and water from reaching the soil below. When this happens, it can kill the grass underneath.

Fall cleanups should be done sometime before the end of November to ensure all the leaves have been removed from your yard before winter weather hits.

Spring Cleanups Involve Yard Debris...

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