Fall is here and although trick or treaters may not be in abundance this year, we guarantee that your lawn still fears for its life as the leaves begin to pile up. Your lawn needs sunlight to thrive, and with a mass amount of leaves creating a thick shade, your grass isn’t going to get the nutrients it needs.
Most people hire us to clear off their fallen leaves and dispose of them at the curb or in their yard waste bins. However, at our lawn care company, we believe in the circle of life for landscaping. Here are five things you can do with your leaves this fall that won’t leave them going to waste at a dump.
We’ve covered this before, but need to reiterate that mulching your leaves is the most efficient thing you can do with your unwanted foliage. Your lawn care specialist can mulch your leaves for you and safely spread them around your property to keep the moisture in your soil and prevent weeds from popping up in your flower beds.
Scatter Some Leaves Over Exposed Garden Beds
Leaf mold are the chunks of leaves that break off of your dead leaves as they decompose on their own. While this isn’t the nutritional boost that your soil could gain from a natural compost, leaf mold can still help out your flower beds throughout the winter by helping retain the structure of your garden bed’s soil.
Insulate Your Plants
If you’re trying to protect some of your plants from the oncoming frost of the winter, put your dead leaves to use. Dried leaves can be used as insulation for your plants during the winter. All you have to do is situate them at the base of the plants you want to protect, and create a physical barrier out of bricks or chicken wire to keep your insulation in place.
Create a DIY Scarecrow
Fall is about getting into the seasons that wrap up what’s been a tumultuous year for all of us. Spend some time with the family and use your leaves and old clothes to create a makeshift scarecrow for your. This is a cute and fun project that gets your family into the season while clearing your lawn up for future growth.
Use Them As Compost
If you’re tired of spending money on compost in the spring, use your collected leaves as an all-natural replacement. Pile the leaves up to the side of your yard for the winter, barricade them off from your remaining landscape, then use their deteriorated cells as nutrients when spring rolls around.
Keep Your Lawn Clear of Leaves This Fall With Executive Lawn Care
Don’t let your lawn die out this fall by leaving leaves to pile up. Many landscapes suffer this expensive outcome because life and fall activities get in the way and most people just don’t have the time to dedicate to their lawn care.
Let the experts at Executive Lawn Care help take the weight off of your shoulders and handle your fall lawn care needs for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and get your residence on our calendar.