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Even though the fall temperatures in North Texas have been mild, a sure sign that autumn is here is the colorful leaves that have fallen from the trees. A light layer of leaves in your yard is okay and they can act as a fertilizer. However, numerous trees that provide much needed shade in late spring and summer can drown your landscape in a sea of red, orange, and brown leaves by late fall if you don’t take care of them every week.
There are some ways, besides just raking them, to efficiently keep them under control and prevent them from overtaking your yard completely.
If your leaves haven’t gotten too deep, they can be mowed and bagged and made into mulch. This is one of the easiest ways to keep them under control quickly and easily. However, mowing has to be done when the leaves aren’t too thick, or you will have a hard time mowing them.
A leaf vacuum is just like a vacuum you use in your house which can pick up leaves that can then be ground for mulch or bagged for disposal. Just like with mowing, it’s best to use a leaf vacuum when there aren’t too many leaves already on the ground.
A leaf blower can be used to easily maneuver the leaves where you want them, and this works best for larger yards. Blowing them into a pile and then bagging them will get them out of your way much quicker than using a rake. It’s also much easier to get leaves out of your flower beds and other areas where a rake isn’t as efficient.
Ground leaves used as mulch are a great benefit to other areas of your landscape and can be shared with friends and neighbors if you have too many. They can also be used in your compost as an added nutrient for your garden. If you’re bagging the leaves, instead of just throwing them away, your city may have a compost area for them.
As pretty and colorful as fall leaves can be at first, they can quickly become cumbersome once they’re covering your sidewalks and landscape. Pretty flower beds and hedges can be overtaken by them and too many dead leaves can clog swimming pools and drains.
Spending time dealing with leaves isn’t appealing to most people. Also, many don’t have the time or equipment to handle them effectively. Allowing a professional lawn company in DFW, such as All Seasons Landcare, to take care of your leaves can help free up your time and make your lawn beautiful again. To make sure your lawn is looking great for the upcoming fall and winter holidays, call All Seasons Landcare today!
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Fall is here and many people are preparing to spend the upcoming holidays with friends and family. Part of that preparation is making sure your house is ready for guests. A welcoming home starts with a great landscape and keeping it maintained during the busy holidays can be challenging for some. During the fall, homes with lots of trees in areas such as Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Grapevine start dropping their orange, yellow, and brown leaves. A confetti of color can be a nice change, but it can also make yard maintenance even more challenging.
Many areas, like those mentioned above, and suburbs such as Southlake, Keller, and Colleyville have local ordinances in place protecting trees. These ordinances are part of the cities' beautification projects and the trees help provide shade during hot spring and summer months in DFW.
However, anyone who enjoys the pretty, green trees in the spring and summer, knows how cumbersome autumn leaves can become as they fall from the trees. They seem to somehow magnify from a few here and there on the ground in early fall to several thousand leaves blanketing a previously pretty landscape right before Thanksgiving. Fall advertisements like to show family and friends laughing and jumping in leaves throwing them through the air with big smiles on their faces. The reality is that dealing with a large amount of leaves can be difficult and time consuming.
While some leaves can be an insulator keeping grass and gardens a bit greener longer, leaves that are left unattended for too long, can hamper growth. Leaves that start piling up on the roofs of houses and businesses and near curbs, can clog up gutters and outside drains leaving pools of water when it rains. Wet, decaying leaves can grow mildew and mold and piles of dead leaves can harbor pests such as bugs, spiders, and rodents.
Autumn leaves can also become messy as they blow onto areas such as decks and walkways and into garages on windy, fall days. Unwanted leaves can end up in your house and car carried in on the bottoms of shoes and feet bringing with them allergens, ants, insects, and dirt resulting in a continuous cycle of cleaning.
Don't let fall leaves get the best of your holiday season. All Seasons Landcare can take care of your leaf removal leaving you with one less item on your holiday to-do list. With the manpower and equipment to take care of your leaves quickly and effectively, All Seasons Landcare can help uncover your beautiful landscape allowing you more time to enjoy your holidays.
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