The biggest enemy in November for a perfect lawn are the leaves of the trees! Now we are fans of biodiversity and trees. In the fall, however, leaves are a threat to the perfect lawn. Because fallen leaves form a blanket on top of the grass, they block sunlight and retain moisture. Light is a crucial component in the life cycle of grass. Too much moisture provides the ideal environment for the development of diseases and fungi.
Weekly leaf removal from lawn
Weekly leaf removal is very important for the health of grass and this way you give moss and diseases less chance.
Leaf in your grass is not good. First, it causes grass to suffocate. Second, no more light will reach it and there is a chance of a felt layer. Be sure to remove the leaves in time before the they become slippery and rot.A few leaves don’t hurt, but now suddenly a lot of them are falling off the trees. Until all the leaves are off the trees alert are important. To have a nice turf next year, timely shading is crucial. Leaving rotten leaves lying around also creates bare spots in your lawn. It stifles the grass plants.
Leave the leaves in your garden!
There is no need to remove all the leaves from the garden. You can cover the perennials with it, then they will be protected from winter. If there is an abundance of leaves, a compost pile can also be made. In any case, don’t leave it on your turf.
Ways to remove leaves from the lawn
- With a grass rake
- Mowing with a catch basin
- Leaf Blower
Using a grass rake to rake leaves away from grass
Removing leaves with a grass rake is the simplest method for somewhat smaller gardens. Collect all the leaves and clean them up. If you have a larger lawn, choose method 2 or 3.
When removing with the grass rake, it is important not to scratch the lawn too hard so that turf is not damaged. The leaves can be raked among the perennials in the border. If it does freeze, the plants will thank you for a leafy cover.
Mowing with a lawn mower with collection bucket
If you own a lawn mower with collection bench, you probably know that the mower functions as a kind of vacuum cleaner. The leaves are sucked in and collected in the collection tray. This is a good way for somewhat larger lawns when it comes to a riding mower with a large collection bin. Do make sure the leaves are dry when mowing on ‘ so drain pipe doesn’t get clogged and unsightly tracks in the lawn. The leaves will be shredded by blades and can be tipped between the borders or into the compost pile.
Removing leaves from the lawn with a leaf blower
Leaf removal with a leaf blower is the quickest way for larger lawns. Blow the leaves into the plant borders, which also provides a winter cover for your perennials. Be sure to keep the leaf blower level enough. Otherwise, there is a chance of damaging the turf. The advantage of a leaf blower is that the leaves stay in your garden and have another useful function.
Lawn Autumn Fertilization
After leaf removal, it is advisable to apply fall fertilizer to the lawn. Organifer has developed an Autumn Hardener specifically to keep lawn and grasses strong going into winter. Read more about this in the following: blog fall fertilization.