It’s finally starting to feel like autumn! And with the crisp weather comes beautiful foliage – bright yellows, oranges, and reds. But what about when those leaves fall and pile up in your yard? Leaf maintenance can be a determining factor in the health of your lawn. Here are just a few reasons why it’s important to keep up on leaf removal during the season:
If you leave your leaves to pile up on your lawn, you will need to remove them to avoid reseeding in the spring. Piles of leaves can block sunlight and reduce water evaporation, which can then lead to fungus, mold, and other disease that will leave your lawn in need of some TLC.
Now, if you plan to keep your lawn free of leaves, but you ignore your patios or walkways, you may want to think again. Leaves can cause stains on lighter patios and walkways, which are hard to remove.
Similar to your lawn, if leaves heavily cover your deck, they can trap moisture, causing mold, mildew and fungus to grow. Not only can these threaten the structural integrity of you deck, but they can trigger allergies for family and friends. Leaves left on a deck can be a safety hazard as well, as wet leaves can be slick and cause someone to lose their footing easily.
Large piles of leaves look like a really cozy place for mice, insects and other pests to make their nests. Once a pest makes a nest, you have a bigger problem on your hands. It’s important to clear away large groups of leaves sooner rather than later to avoid any unwanted animals or insects making their home in your yard.
When should you schedule leaf removal services? Most experts say it’s good to have leaves removed at least twice in the season: once before the end of November (around Thanksgiving) and again before the end of December (around Christmas) to be sure to keep your lawn clear before we start getting snow.
Stay on top of your leaf maintenance and keep your lawn healthy and ready for the next season. Fall is a great time to enjoy the leaves, just not in your yard. Make sure to fill out the form below for a free estimate on Fall lawn maintenance.
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