- On September 24, 2018
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In 2013, 29% of Americans reported that it was the season they preferred. Whether you love autumn or not, it’s on its way. Are you ready to clean up all those leaves that are about to hit your yard?
Autumn leaf removal can be a pain, but it can also be a cinch … all it takes is some know-how and the right tools. So how can you remove leaves quickly and easily? Keep reading for five tips that you should know.
1. Mulch Your Leaves
If you have a smaller yard with a few trees, simply mulch them into your yard using your lawnmower. Mulching leaves is a great way to get rid of them with little effort. If you don’t have a mulching kit on your mower, stop into Crescent Avenue Gardens and we can help you out!
2. Recycle Your Leaves
Instead of dumping all those fallen leaves in the trash, put them to good use. Some cities offer leaf collecting and recycling services. If yours does, take advantage of it.
Do you have a garden? Shredded leaves make a great mulch. Recycle your leaves yourself by shredding them via leaf shredder and shredder and till them into your garden soil.
3. Use a Leaf Blower
If you’d like to save yourself some physical strain and a lot of time, use a leaf blower instead of a rake. There are several types of leaf blowers, so there’s bound to be one that works for you. When fallen leaves start to make a mess of your yard, simply grab your leaf blower and get out there. You’ll be done clearing your lawn in minutes. You’ll likely keep your yard cleaner since machines are fun to use and they’re so much faster.
4. Rake Before it Rains
Removing wet leaves is much more of a pain than removing dry ones. To avoid dealing with this mess, keep an eye on the weather. If you know precipitation is likely, get out and clear your leaves first. Trying to remove wet leaves from gardens and around delicate plants can cause damage. Leaves are also heavier and will take a little more time to clean up.
5. Use Tarps for Cleanup
For easier cleanup, blow those piles onto a tarp. You won’t have to bend down as much to throw the leaves into a green waste dumpster, lawn & leaf bag, or to move to the front of your property for pickup. Simply bring the four corners of the tarp together to pick all the leaves up at once.
Leaf Removal Doesn’t Have to be Hard
Leaf removal can be easy and it can even be fun with the right attitude! Make things easier for yourself by implementing these five tips. Less time spent on removing leaves means more time to spend choosing pumpkins and making your favorite treats. So keep these tips in mind for a more enjoyable autumn!
We’ve got all the tools you need to clean up your yard quickly. Check out our inventory to get started on a cleaner lawn!