Now that Fall is here, it’s time to engage in the age-old tradition of raking or blowing our leaves, and we all know that it is not the most pleasant thing to do.
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why can’t I just leave the leaves there? Why should I clean them up? After all, those orange maple leaves look so pretty in our yard, don’t they?”
Why Should You Clean Up Your Leaves?
Well, we will be telling you about the importance of cleaning your lawn and how you can actually do that.
Are your neighbors just neat-freaks, or does raking really help the lawn? Lawn cleanup is not only done to make your yard look neater and well-kept, but it also affects the overall health of your yard.
A heavy layer of dead leaves on your lawn impedes it’s proper breathing. It becomes a barrier that blocks the penetration of nutrients into the roots. This stifles its development. This layer can also become a breeding ground for various lawn diseases like brown patch and kill the lawn. Brown patch is caused by Rhizoctonia, a species of fungus. If your lawn has circular patches of dead grass of up to 3 feet in diameter, it is more than likely that your lawn is infected by this fungal disease.
Besides, the thick mat of shredded leaves obstructs light. Lack of light stifles the development of grass. Therefore, raking is especially required to let in as much light as possible.
If you do not rake your lawn, then be ready to be welcomed by many dead spots that need seed or sod in the spring. The heap of fallen leaves can become a shelter for many insects or rodents, too, which kills your grass and inhibits its growth.
All these problems can be prevented by regular cleanups. In addition, a neat lawn will have much better curb appeal. You will get to enjoy the scenic beauty while garnering praises from family and friends for your efforts. At the same time, your lawn will thank you for taking the time.
Why DIY, when we are here?
At A Classic Cut Lawn and Landscape, we can do the daunting job of leaf cleanup and removal for you, so you don’t have to. We are an insured, woman-owned/locally-owned and operated lawn care and landscaping company with over three decades of combined experience offering lawn and landscape services to homeowners in the northern suburbs of Indianapolis. Our leaf removal and cleanup services take care of every inch of your lawn and your landscaping beds. Just “leaf” everything to us! We can put you on a maintenance schedule and come weekly or as-needed during the fall season.
If you are looking for top quality, professional, and affordably-priced leaf removal and cleanup services in Fishers, Geist, McCordsville, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and the Northside of Indianapolis, request a free estimate today!