When we start to see the tree leaves falling and turning colors, we know that the seasons are changing. Although the pretty fall colors are easy to admire, most homeowners would rather admire them somewhere other than their own property. We take pride in our landscapes and remain eager to improve on it all year round. When the leaves fall, it can certainly interrupt a beautiful looking lawn. Although we don’t really enjoy leave removal, there are some helpful techniques that can speed up the process.
Continue reading to catch up on some quick and effective leaf removal tips for residential and commercial properties.
Keep it Traditional With Manual Raking
Raking is the most basic and common strategy when it comes to removing leaves from lawns, yards, driveways, and more. Although it can be laborious and time-consuming, leaf raking is an age-old method of leaf removal that has proven to be reliable and effective at the same time. To save time and energy, use a wide-clawed rake that has an extra-wide raking surface for faster leaf removal. Be sure to continue moving your feet around to avoid any strain on the back. Try to not bend and stretch your back because this can cause soreness and possible injury. Hold the rake in front of your and walk backwards as you work.
Choose From a Variety of Leaf Blowers
Although leaf blowers are more expensive than a rake, they are becoming the more desirable method of residential and commercial leaf removal. This is because they do faster work in less amount of time. So long as the leaves are dry, electric and gas powered leaf blowers work very well. They can eliminate a large pile or accumulation of leaves in a yard in less than half the time it would take using a rake!
One the dry leaves are removed, it only requires a minimal amount of manual labor to remove the wet leaves stuck to the grass, pavement, or ground. There are a few drawbacks to leaf blowers that might be important to know. For example, some leaf blowers are gas powered, which can be more expensive (buying gasoline), and worse for the environment. Also, they are more expensive and can be loud, so use them during an appropriate time of day!
Take the Mulching Route
Before attempting to rake the leaves in your yard, determine whether or not it’s the right time. Meaning, if it is early autumn, then your grass is still growing, so you do not need to rake quite yet. Instead, drive your lawn mower over them to grind them up and use them as grass food or bag them and toss them away. In contrast, in late fall, grass has stopped growing and the leaves can be removed.
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