Those big, beautiful shade trees add a lot to your yard. But when the leaves on them start to fall, you may c ome to resent them. When your trees lose their leaves, this means extra work for you. In the past, you may have spent hours raking, blowing, and tediously bagging leaves.
But the good news is, there’s a better approach to leaf removal. Instead of raking and bagging up all those leaves, you can mulch them with your lawn mower and then feed all these mulched leaves to your lawn along with a nitrogen-rich lawn fertilizer. This can save you a ton of time, improve your lawn’s soil, and add nutrients to your lawn.
To go through with this leaf removal method, start by mowing over your leaves. You should reduce all the leaves to dime-size pieces. You’ll know you should stop mowing when you can see about half an inch of grass through the layer of leaves you just mulched. This part of this process should take just a few passes of your mower.
Once you’re done mowing, apply the fertilizer to your grass. This will not only fertilize your lawn, but also feed the microbes in the mulch, so they can break down the leaves even faster.
If you’d like to make leaf removal even easier this year, we’ve got a solution for you! At Junk Busters, we can take care of this entire process for you, mulching your leaves and eliminating all the hassle that comes with removing them. Contact us to learn more.