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Winter Lawn Care Tips for St. Cloud, MN Homeowners

Winter Lawn Care Tips for St. Cloud, MN Homeowners

During the winter months, it's easy to forget that there's a healthy lawn underneath the snow and ice. But to ensure that lawn stays healthy and is ready to green back up in the spring, there are some things you should do for your residential lawn in St. Cloud, MN, and the surrounding areas. At Sunset Mowing, we have witnessed some major no-nos when it comes to winter lawn care. Read our tips for ensuring your lawn is ready when it comes out of its dormant period in the spring. Keep Debris Off the Lawn & Stay Off the Lawn A big issue we see in the winter is people letting debris pile up on their lawns during the winter. Unless you want to find brown patches in your lawn come springtime, this is a major lawn care faux-pas. ...
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4 Reasons Your Property Needs Snow Removal

4 Reasons Your Property Needs Snow Removal

In our area of St. Cloud, MN and other nearby areas, we can experience around 48 inches of snowfall, which is roughly double the U.S. average. With so much snowfall throughout the winter months, it’s important to invest in professional snow removal services that you will repeatedly benefit from throughout the winter. Professional snow removal clears obstacles from your property, helps prevent ice and snow-related accidents and injuries, and ensures your hardscapes won’t get damaged from improper equipment. Here are four reasons your property in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and the surrounding areas, needs snow removal. 1. Snow Removal Keeps Your Property Clear of Obstacles Snow can...
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How Removing Leaves in Fall Helps Your Lawn Thrive

How Removing Leaves in Fall Helps Your Lawn Thrive

Fall is a wonderful time of year that brings with it shorter days, cooler months, and beautiful golden colors. Leaves blanket lawns in a beautiful wash of red, orange, and brown. While these leaves are beautiful and certainly add color to your lawn, they are actually quite problematic and cause serious issues for your grass and all who walk across it. Leaf clutter suffocates and kills your lawn, harbors diseases and mold, and brings pest issues. Here is how removing leaves in the fall helps your lawn thrive in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and the surrounding areas. Removing Leaves Allows Proper Grass Growth Allowing a thick layer of leaves to accumulate on top of your lawn blocks out light and air, and...
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Why Your Lawn Benefits from Aeration

Why Your Lawn Benefits from Aeration

If you see lawns that remain gorgeous and lush year after year and wonder how the property owners manage to keep them that way, the answer is this: that lawn is likely benefitting from aeration. Aeration is a process that helps lawn nutrients reach the soil beneath the grass. This allows the grass to absorb more nutrients and become healthier. We at Sunset Mowing tell our customers in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and nearby Minnesota areas that it’s best to utilize our aeration services and core aeration services for their lawn in the fall. What is Aeration? Aeration is not too complicated of a concept. Essentially, lawn aeration involves poking holes in or perforating the lawn. This process breaks up...
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Why You Need to Hire Someone to Mow While You're on Vacation

Why You Need to Hire Someone to Mow While You're on Vacation

Going on vacation is a fun, exciting time—with a long task list of things that need to be done before, during, and after you come back. Summer is a popular time to take extended vacations. With kids out of school, it’s a great time to go visit another part of the country. But what happens to your house while you’re gone? More specifically, what about your lawn? Here are some reasons you should look to hire a lawn care professional to work on your lawn before, during, and after your vacation. Regular Mowing Shows Your Yard Is Being Maintained One main reason to consider upkeep of your yard while you’re gone is to give off the illusion that you’re still home. If your yard is always maintained but...
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