Fall leaves can bring rich colors like yellow, red, and orange to your backyard landscape, but as the seasons turn the leaves fall to the ground and homeowners have work to do cleaning them up. There are a myriad of composting, mulching, and raking options available for fall leaves and in this guide we explore some of the best ones for your yard and landscape.
Letting leaves pile up under wet and heavy snow is bad for the lawn underneath. When the leaves clump together in the snow it can prohibit air and moisture from reaching the lawn and that ultimately will suffocate the grass underneath. Still, there are good options for homeowners that don’t want to rake leaves and the best one is mulching.
Mulching Fall Leaves
One of the most popular options for putting old leaves to work is by leaving them on the ground and mulching them. Mulching your leaves in the fall then spreading a thin layer of them around trees and in garden beds helps put nutrients back into the surrounding soil. Use your lawnmower to blend leaves into a mulch or carefully use a weed trimmer to cut up leaves collected in a garbage can. [Read more…] about Stop Raking. Keep Leaves on the Ground as Mulch.