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Leaf Removal: Fall is Coming

The leaf doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Now that we are halfway through the year, leaf removal is right around the corner. We can smell the pumpkin spice and fall air now! While running around to pumpkin patches and trick or treating, do not forget about your lawn. Leaves can be fatal to your lawn if not taken care of properly or timely. Here are some serious question about leaf removal and why you need it.

Why Do You Need Leaf Removal?

Leaves around a tree that need to be removed

Leaf removal has several benefits. The most obvious being that your lawn looks flawless compared to your neighbors right after. Some of the less obvious benefits are lawn suffocation and nutrients. Leaves that stay on the ground all through the winter, get compacted with snow and ice and suffocate your grass. This will leave your lawn struggling for air come spring. Recovering a lawn from that can take a year of work and dedication that could of been avoided by a leaf removal service. When you leave the leaves on your lawn you are also depriving your lawn of nutrients.

Is Mulching Enough?

As a lawn care company we get a lot of questions about mulching leaves. Mulching leaves is when you mow over the leaves instead of removing them. Yes this is an acceptable process to do once or twice a year. When you mulch leaves, the nutrients from those leaves are released into the roots of the grass. With that being said, if there are too many leaves on the group, they need to be removed instead of mulched. Too many will suffocate the lawn instead of improving it. If you have to mulch your lawn more than once or twice a year, you need a full blown leaf removal.

But Aren’t Leaf Removals Time Consuming?

Leaf truck picking up a huge pile of leaves

Yes, they can be if you do not have the right equipment. If you hire a lawn care service, they can be in and out in a couple of hours. If someone was to start removing leaves from an average sized yard it can take 1-2 days, to remove all the leaves and sticks with just a rake. Save yourself the time and hire a professional to get your leaf removal done quickly.

Removing all the leaves from your lawn is important to help your lawn survive the winter and flourish in the spring. It is time consuming without professional tools and equipment. Remember, you can mulch leaves but only if there are a few leaves on the ground. It is always wise to consult a landscaping professional before starting an outdoor projects.

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