Fallen leaves in autumn are as traditional as Thanksgiving dinner in most parts of this country, and leaf removal is essential in maintaining lawn health.
To help our customers, we at Ryno Lawn Care, LLC would like to share a few professional tips on leaf removal just in case you’re still riding the fence when it comes to hiring a lawn care service to lighten your load.
As you read through these professional tips, keep in mind that homeowners do not have to bear the whole burden of autumn yard and lawn care themselves.
Ryno Lawn Care service in the Dallas/Fort Worth area offers leaf removal and more lawn care services. Taking advantage of our excellent services lets you enjoy the season rather than spending all your time cleaning up after it.
Why is Leaf Removal Important?
Leaf removal in North Texas is essential because the leaves can get wet and cause harm to your lawn by not allowing the grass to breathe. When moisture accumulates between the leaves and your lawn, fungal diseases can develop and fester.
Leaf removal is easier to accomplish early in the autumn rather than later in the season. Nonetheless, even though summer is finally winding down, you do not need to start raking just yet.
If you’re able to bag your leaves as they fall and mulch them with your mower, you should do it that way. A mulching lawn mower will allow you to cut your grass while chopping up ground-level leaves. Don’t get out the mower just to mulch, though. If mowing season is over for you, or if you don’t have this type of mower, you’ll have to go about leaf removal by other methods.
More Leaf Removal Ideas
A leaf blower is a good thing to have for blowing away dry leaves. The only problem is, they aren’t very helpful during fall when leaves tend to be damp or even sopping wet. They are helpful when you need to get dry leaves and pine needles off walkways, patios and paths.
Sometimes, leaf removal is not the best way to deal with leaves. Not all leaves need to be raked.
You can use a rake to remove the leaves from your lawn, but you don’t have to remove leaves that have settled under bushes and trees. When left to decompose in these areas, leaves will become natural compost and mulch for the soil beneath the greenery.
This is beneficial to shrubs and trees, making them healthy and strong. When you let your leaves lie in strategic places, nature will help you with leaf removal.
Bear in mind that yard work is strenuous and can result in stiff muscles and a sore back. Leaf removal is no exception to this fact.
Do not bend with your back as you rake. You should bend with your knees and take breaks as necessary. If you already have issues with your back, give yourself a break!
Don’t risk hurting yourself right before the holidays begin! Give us a call at 214-728-8894 or use our handy online request form to have a Ryno Lawn Care specialist visit you, look over your property and give you a fair, reasonable, competitive estimate on taking care of your yard and lawn care needs.