We can all agree that one of the most beautiful aspects of fall is the leaves changing colour! However, as autumn approaches, it’s essential to prepare your lawn to avoid damage over winter and ensure that your grass still looks luscious when spring arrives. Luckily, our 4 tips will help keep your yard clear of leaves this fall! So read on to find out more.
Find The Right Rake for the Job
Having the right tools on hand is essential – so make sure to get the right rake for the job! Rakes of 30 inches wide and “no-clog” rakes make the job go even faster. The tines don’t skewer leaves, so you don’t have to stop and unclog the rake. You can even use a lawn sweeper with a rotating sweeping brush that gathers up the lawn debris into an attached bag! This option is excellent if you have a big yard and dislike yard cleanup tasks because it saves you hours of time (and sore muscles).
Work Smarter Not Harder
To get rid of larger quantities of leaves while remaining environmentally friendly — pick up paper ‘Bagster’ bags from a home center or Amazon. It will save you time and money and allow you to feel guilt-free about the environment since single-use plastic bags are non-compostable and pollute the environment. The Bagster bag is reusable — and once dumped, and free of leaves can be stored for use next year! Working smarter and not harder is the best way to get the job done.
Use a Leaf Vaccum
A leaf vacuum is one of the most efficient ways to keep your lawn clear! Additionally, it is guaranteed to keep your stone and mulch clean. However, twigs, sticks, and garden rocks can damage the internalized suction of the vacuum, causing it to clog. Ensure that your lawn is clear to get an accurate and precise vacuum. Once you are finished, you will be left with a perfectly groomed lawn to boast about.
Turn Leaves into Fertilizer
This is one of the best uses for leaves! If you’re not a fan of raking leaves, then investing in a mulching mower is the best option. This mower shreds leaves into tiny flakes that settle into the grass and will decompose into natural fertilizer. This is not only great for the environment — and your grass growth — it also saves you time and effort. Even though you might need to go over a bundle of leaves more than once, you will keep the dirty work for the mower.
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