Autumn leaves may be beautiful, but that doesn’t mean you should allow them to linger on your lawn through the fall and into the winter. Many homeowners do not realize the problems that can easily arise from allowing fallen leaves to stay on a lawn once the cold weather arrives. Ultimately, it’s a matter of keeping your lawn healthy, not just aesthetics.
How Leaves Might Harm Your Lawn
The fall months typically include some of the most variable temperatures throughout the year. It can feel close to spring one day and then bitterly cold the next, and precipitation can be just as unpredictable. Leaves are also biological material. When they change colors and fall from trees, this is a sign they have died, and they will begin to decompose soon.
It’s essential to remove fallen leaves from your lawn for several reasons:
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For these reasons, it is important to remove the leaves from your yard on a regular basis until winter arrives. By the time the weather turns very cold, the trees around your property should have finished shedding their leaves. However, keep watch for fallen leaves as the weather changes and remove them as they appear. You don’t need to worry about removing every single leaf as soon as it touches the ground, but don’t allow the leaves to remain for too long.
Use a rake or leaf blower to collect the leaves in one spot. If your township or municipality offers curbside leaf disposal, you may only need to rake them into the street before cleanup day. Another option is to empty your leaves into a compost bin. As your fallen leaves and other compostable materials break down over the winter, it could become valuable fertilizer for your spring planting.
Perrysburg Landscape offers a full range of residential and commercial landscaping services. If neglected autumn leaves have damaged your lawn, contact us today to find out how we can help you repair it and get your lawn in the right shape for a healthier growing season.
The weather’s getting cooler, the leaves are falling, and the days are getting shorter – all obvious signs that the fall season is well underway. Here in Perrysburg and Northwest Ohio, it’s essential that you perform your own preparations, and that includes making sure your yard is ready for the harsher weather ahead. In fact, fall is one of the best times to perform a few key tasks to not only keep your yard looking beautiful, but also protect the health of the plants within it.
Keeping reading for our Fall yard cleanup checklist.
Your Essential Fall Yard Cleanup Checklist
Taking care of these tasks this fall can help prepare your yard for the winter and kick start the next growing season:
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