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How Much Does Fall Yard Cleanup Cost?

As leaves turn color and drop to the ground, they hearken more than just the changing of the seasons. To homeowners, a lawn full of leaves means it’s time to break out the rakes and leaf blowers, or else put in a call to the local landscaping company. Hiring a pro to clean up your lawn before winter makes sense, as they have the tools and experience to do the job quickly and thoroughly. Much more than just leaf cleanup, a complete fall lawn care service prepares your yard for peak performance when the weather starts to warm up again. Fall Lawn Maintenance: What’s Involved The most basic fall cleanup service will include the removal of leaves, twigs, and other debris from your lawn. Almost all landscaping companies, however, offer additional services aimed at addressing not only your lawn, but also your gardens and perennials. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience harsh winters, some of the grounds maintenance tasks described below may not be necessary: Pruning: Trimming any de…

Fall Yard Cleanup with Team Thayer Property Servicimg #fall #lawn #oregon

Continue Mowing Mow your lawn every week or so until the grass has stopped growing. For lawns under or near deciduous trees losing their leaves in the fall, your mower’s mulching mode—in which discharge chutes are closed off so that the grass and leaves get chopped more finely—also allows leaves to decompose on your lawn without smothering what lies beneath. Leaving clippings behind returns useful nutrients to the soil. Don't Let the Leaves Pile Up Leaves block sunlight that your grass needs. Wet leaves mat it down and promote disease. Which is to say, raking once or twice each fall really isn’t enough. If your mower doesn’t have a mulching mode, use a leaf blower or rake to clear the leaves for bagging or composting. Dry leaves are much easier to clear, so try to remove as many as you can when a storm is forecast. On a crisp fall day, you can easily move mountains of leaves with a reliable blower.  Make One Last Deck Check While you’re putting away your outdoor furniture and you…

What Does Roof Cleaning Cost?

What Does Roof Cleaning Cost? Here’s a look at some of the costs and facts to consider when opting for this maintenance. Save money and your shinglesroof cleaning kit at your local hardware store, think again. Such cleaners can hasten your roof’s deterioration because most of these products include chemicals that harm petroleum-based shingles. These kits also encourage homeowners to pressure wash shingles, which is harmful.Roof cleaning techniques Three factors determine cost for roof cleaning: how much time it takes to clean the roof, the amount of moss and algae present and your roof’s size. Always use a reputable contractor who adheres to the removal techniques of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association and the Roof Cleaning Institute of America (RCIA). Both groups advise against power washing roofs because it's potentially damaging.
The RCIA recommends that contractors use soft washing, which helps eradicate damage caused by pressure cleaning. RELATED: Roof Cleaning Hirin…

Best Types of Gravel for Driveways #landscape #Oregon

There are four materials commonly used for driveways – gravel, asphalt, concrete and pavers. Which one you choose will be based on your budget, your climate and conditions and the length of your driveway.

Gravel driveways are hands-down the most affordable option upfront. Asphalt driveways place second in cost, followed by cement and pavers. Although gravel driveways are the least expensive initially, they require the most maintenance long-term. Annual maintenance includes an herbicide application and raking. You’ll need to add more gravel every two to four years, especially if you live in a snowy area or have a sloped driveway. The act of snow removal scrapes up a lot of gravel and deposits it on the sides of the road. You must rake the gravel annually to push it back in place.

If you’re willing to keep up with the maintenance, though, gravel is an affordable, durable material and makes an attractive driveway. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about buying and installing g…

Demetrious Johnson suffers serious injuries from UFC 227 title-fight loss to Henry Cejudo #UFC #MMA #UFC227

LOS ANGELES – Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson believes he tore his lateral collateral ligament in the second or third round of his fight against Henry Cejudo. Johnson (27-3-1 MMA, 15-2-1 UFC) also believes he broke his foot repeatedly kicking Cejudo during their five-round title fight, which Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) took via split decision in the pay-per-view co-headliner of UFC 227 at Staples Center. “I remember we were scrambling, and I maybe shot, and then he kind of pushed me over, and I rolled over my right knee, and I felt the pop, and I was like, ‘There goes the right LCL – fantastic,” Johnson said during the post-event press conference. “And the foot was just from kicking and kicking and kicking.”

Johnson took his loss to new champ Cejudo in stride, noting he’s previously suffered losses in competition. But he couldn’t help but chafe at his luck inside the octagon and believes he wasn’t fairly judged on the scorecards. “The stand-up numbers, I think I outstruck …

UFC 227 play-by-play and live results #UFC #MMA #UFC227

LOS ANGELES – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s UFC 227 event, and you can join us for live play-by-play and official results beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card airs on pay-per-view following preliminary-card bouts on FX and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (15-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) rematches former champ and ex-teammate Cody Garbrandt (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) for the title. In the co-feature, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) has a rematch with Olympic gold medalist and former title challenger Henry Cejudo (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC). Follow along with our round-by-round updates and official results beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. ET for the UFC Fight Pass prelims, 8 p.m. ET for the prelims on FX, and 10 p.m. ET for the main card on pay-per-view. To discuss the show, be sure to check out our UFC 227 discussion thread. You can also get beh…