Leaf Removal Prevents Home and Garden Damage
Here a Leaf, There a Leaf
Don’t be a procrastinator! As we journey further into Fall, it’s important to get the leaves off the ground quickly and to mow your lawn until the first frost. This will keep the grass strong and healthy. If leaves aren’t removed and remain on your lawn as they fell, they’ll deprive your lawn of important sunlight and rain that will help it stay healthy through the winter months. Also, if leaves are left on the ground, it will lead to mold and pest problems (mice, rats, etc.) because the water will get trapped in the lawn.
And be sure to remove leaves from your deck — leaves that accumulate on decks can lead to algae, mildew and mold, which will cause the wood to rot.
And keep in mind, leaves do not just fall on your lawn and deck — they fall in your gutters! Clean your gutters every month. Clean gutters will save you from experiencing serious problems with water around your house whether it be landscaping erosion, water in your basement or damage to wood around your roof. But be careful on that ladder, and work in pairs to be sure you don’t have any ladder accidents.