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Leave the Leaves on Ground

Traditionally, removing leaves from your yard involves blowing or raking them into piles. The leaves are then bagged and hauled away to a landfill. This method is not only wasteful, but also depletes your garden of nutrients and destroys valuable habitat for local wildlife. Instead, let the leaves naturally decompose on your property. This can save you time, energy, and money on mulch. Plus, you’ll save on natural fertilizer.

Removing leaves from your lawn is a vital part of lawn maintenance in the autumn. It’s especially important in areas with a lot of fall foliage, where wet and muddy leaves can cause a hazard to motorcyclists. To prevent these problems, consider removing leaves from your yard at least once or twice before the snow begins to fall. Depending on how big your yard is, this job might take anywhere from one to three hours.

Leaf removal can also be fun. You can play with your kids while raking leaves. Set a contest and see who can rake the most leaves. Or, challenge them to put the leaves in a pile before disposing of them. The kids will likely enjoy participating and will have a fun time. If you live in a rural area, there may not be any leaf pickup services in your area. If you live in a city, you may want to take the time to contact your local municipality to find out if they have leaf pickup services.

It’s important to remember to protect your back and hips while raking leaves. Keeping your knees bent during leaf clean-up will help prevent injury and reduce the strain on your back and hips. Another tip is to always wear sunscreen and take frequent breaks. Make sure to use a secure ladder for better stability, and be sure to avoid overextending your body when you’re up on top of the leaves. A good rule of thumb is to avoid using your hand tools to rake leaves.

Besides the aesthetic appeal of raking leaves and blowing them away, leaf blowers are also an effective way to remove leaves from your yard. Leaf blowers are extremely useful tools for leaf removal, and they make quick work of the job. You can use the tarp to cover your yard in case a rainstorm occurs. And don’t forget to cover your garden with a leaf tarp or a piece of paper to catch the leaves.

When removing leaves from your yard, you’re also eliminating a source of crucial nutrients for your lawn. A layer of fallen leaves is not only unsightly, but it also reduces the amount of water your lawn can absorb, and it can harbor mold and other harmful organisms. Mold and fungi can even cause respiratory problems and dizziness. You can even breathe in toxic spores from decomposing leaf matter. If you’re not careful, you might end up with a very unhealthy lawn that won’t look as good as it should.

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