The importance of cleaning up your lawn now if you can

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If you live in the hilltowns or the Berkshires you’re probably out of luck but in the lower Pioneer Valley, most of the snow has disappeared from the snowstorm we had during the middle of the month.

“Well, my husband was able to get some clean up done before the snow,” said Carol Kasper of East Longmeadow. “He’s got a little left to do but he was able to do a good amount before.”

If you haven’t already, you should try and get all your leaves picked up. If you don’t fungus and mold could form and cause damage to your lawn next spring.

If your grass has started to grow and your yard isn’t too soggy, you can try to mow it one last time.

Now is also a good time to put down fertilizer.

“If it’s been a while since you fertilized and the lawns clear you can actually put a winter fertilizer down again if it’s been at least six to eight weeks since your previous application,” said Nalini Benoit of Sixteen Acres Garden Center.

You should also try and pick up any branches that have fallen in your yard before more winter weather arrives.

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