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Fall into a cleaner, healthier yard this autumn!

The time has come once again for fall cleanups! Last year due to an early snowfall we couldn’t get to all the fall clean ups scheduled. They’re predicting an even worse winter this year, so give us a call to make sure your yard gets the care it needs to weather the season!!!

 

What goes in to a fall clean up? While it’s important to removed leaf fall to maintain a proper ph in your soil, it’s more than just leaves! Now is the time to plant spring bulbs, remove dead limbs and trim branches that might fall and cause damage to your property in an especially heavy winter storm. Last year we received almost 40 inches of snow from Storm Nemo alone, so it’s important to show your yard some preventive care before the season hits. We offer a range of services, including mulch installation, leaf removal, as well as bulb planting and limb trimming. Give us a call and set up an appointment for a free estimate for services unique to your own needs.

We at Algiere’s love our customers, and we love our fellow local businesses. With that in mind, we’re offering a special coupon for 25 dollars off 3 hours of service, but you can only pick up these special coupons at the Norwichtown People’s Bank location. Come on down, get a deal on your fall cleanup needs!

Fall Clean Up Time Is Here!

Leaf litter (including maple and oak) on a pon...

Leaf litter can suffocate your lawn, time to clean it up!(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Apples are ripening, the neighborhood kids are charting out paths to the houses with the best loot, and the leaves are piling up on your lawn. No doubt about it, autumn is here, and with it your appointment with Algiere’s for a fall clean up!

It’s important to get those leaves up and off your grass. The shading caused by leaf litter can potentially damage and even kill your turf grass. Those leaves can do a lot more good in your compost heap, stuffed in your favorite flannel shirt to make a spooky scarecrow, or glued to some poster board as a school project with the kiddos.

And fall clean up isn’t just about raking leaves. A slow release fertilizer will give your plants the extra nutrients to make it through the long winter. Getting rid of weeds and other invasive plants now will slow them down when they try to make a comeback in the spring. Trimming back your bushes, relining your planting beds, and getting those spring bulbs planted now will mean a lot less hassle when the snow begins to melt.

Let Algiere’s  help you with your fall clean up. We offer the convenience of offsite disposal of your leaf litter to save you time and money. Call us up for an appointment today, so you can get back to all those Halloween parties and apple picking trips waiting for you this October and November.

The Straight Poop About Milorganite

The Straight Poop About Milorganite

Canis latrans Français : Un coyote en Arizona

You want my WHAT?????????

 

When our customers complain about deer problems, instead of reaching for the coyote pee, we recommend Milorganite instead. Then they ask us what it’s made of, and we get a funny look on our faces and say, “Do you really want to know?” Most of the time, the answer is, “No.”

 

But for those of you who, after seeing the fantastic results, may just be a little curious, here’s the straight poop. Milorganite, made inMilwaukeeWisconsin, is one of the world’s largest recycling efforts. Wastewater goes through a filtration system, where clean water comes out the other end and is sent toLake Michigan. The rest is dried out, bagged, and sold at fine retailers the world over as Milorganite.

 

That’s right, folks Milorganite is people…er….waste. And the microbes that eat it.

 

The process is completely safe, the microbes and waste are heated up to between 900 and 1200 degrees so any pathogens still lurking within are killed off. And it’s completely organic so there are no harsh chemicals involved and so there’s no danger to pets, children, or the environment.

 

Ben recommends it because it’s less expensive than coyote urine, and covers a larger area. It also does double duty as a fertilizer, a claim no coyote can make.

 

If however the idea of Milorganite makes you a little squeamish, the second best alternative is Liquid Fence. It needs to be reapplied every 6-8 weeks and is more expensive, but works almost as well.

 

So if you’re trying to keep pesky deer away from your rose bushes or trying to go green with organic vegetable and flower gardens on your property this season, call Algiere’s. We have the solution you’ve been looking for.