Autumn is a beautiful time of year with cooler weather, crisp breezes,
and gorgeous foliage all around. However, those leaves can make it a bit
messier than the other seasons when they start to fall from the trees.
No need to worry though, with the right tools and preparation you can
keep the foliage on your lawn under controls. We’ve put together
some tips for you to use to help make your autumn just a bit easier:
Want to make some natural mulch? If you have plants on your lawn, or if you have friends who would appreciate
the extra product, running over the fallen leaves with a lawnmower is
a great way to make some natural mulch you can use.
Don’t plan to collect every leaf on a single day. If you want to wait until every last leaf is on the ground, you’re
leaving yourself one monumental task to collect every single one in a
day. Instead, take a bit of time every few days to rake up a good chunk
of the leaves on your lawn and collect them in a bin or storage area so
they don’t just blow back across your yard the next time a breeze
picks up. Don’t worry about getting everyone one at once though
– that’s an easy recipe for a never-ending headache. Just
chip away at their numbers a bit at a time.
Take care of any pine needles before the leaves start to fall. Pine needles tend to fall first, and since they’re acidic you’ll
want to collect them in a separate container from the leaves. Some plants
prefer one over the other, and mixing that up will spell trouble for those plants.
Do you want to tackle wet leaves or dry leaves? Wet leaves are heavier and easier to collect with a rake, but dry leaves
are easier to take care of with a leaf blower. Check the forecast if you’re
deciding one option over the other.
While you’re busy out cleaning up your lawn, let our team of professional
cleaners at The Maids Dallas take care of the inside of your home. We
use our specialized 22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System and top-notch
equipment and cleaning products to ensure that every inch of your home
is spotless. Call us at (972) 471-9509 today to set up your next home
fill out our online form for a quick and easy cleaning estimate.