It's autumn and the leaves are falling hard and fast, creating a layer of beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. You have the perfect setting for fall family pictures and creating piles of leaves for jumping into. You also have the perfect recipe for a lawn disaster if you do not remove those leaves via raking or blowing them from your grass.

3 Reasons Why Leaf Removal is Important in Cary, NC & Surrounding Areas

The collection of leaves can be the quickest death sentence for your yard. Failing to perform leaf removal allows a thick layer of leaves to build up on your turf, that will kill it in one to two years. More specifically, there are three distinct reasons that your leaves need to be removed, whether it is by raking or blowing.

  1. The layer can attract a number of pests and lawn diseases that can cause serious problems for your turf. The two most common lawn diseases that are harmful to your lawn are snow mold and brown patch.
  2. The layer of leaves form a barrier that blocks water, nutrients, and natural airflow from entering the root system.
  3. Matted leaves prevent new grass blades from rising in the spring.

Fall is When Cool Season Grasses Need Nutrients the Most

Cool season grasses thrive best in moderate temperatures, which means they are most active when the weather gets cooler in the fall. They need this time to rejuvenate and strengthen their root system. Without leaf removal, a thick layer of leaves will collect over cool-season grasses, they are deprived of essential nutrients, which may be detrimental to their health come springtime.

A mulching mower can be used to chop leaves into tiny pieces, which can then be used as nutrients that soak back into the soil.

Consider Leaf Removal Services from a Professional

Get rid of your leaves! Whether you want to have your leaves raked or blown onto a tarp, or bag them in disposable bags, remove them from your lawn before they create irreversible damage.

In order to ensure that the task of leaf removal is done properly, consider hiring a professional landscaping company such as Wake Landscapes to perform your leaf removal service. It is best to remove your leaves before Thanksgiving and again before Christmas to get any remaining leaves off your property before the snow and cold hit.

Call Wake Landscapes at (919) 518-5513 to get a free estimate on leaf removal for your residential or commercial property this autumn!