As we reach the end of the growing season it’s time to deal with the fallen leaves – everyone’s favorite chore, we know.  Hopefully, you’ve been keeping up with them as they fall.  But if you haven’t, now is the time to get them up before it’s too cold to work outside and before the Winter snow covers them.

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When leaves fall on your lawn, they block out sunlight which prevents grass from making food which eventually suffocates and kills your grass. Plus, the moisture they hold can lead to lawn fungi, which is yet another problem.  Leaves that collect in your beds and around bushes and shrubs attract plant eating rodents.  Discourage the critters by thoroughly cleaning out as much as possible.

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curbside leaf cleanup by nativedesignslandscaping.com

It doesn’t matter if you mulch or bag your leaves, as long as you get them up before they become matted.  If you don’t have the time or energy to clear your leaves, contact us and we’ll do it for you.  Investing in leaf removal will pay off in the long run by saving time and limiting the amount of treatment applications you’ll need to recover your lawn.