Why Fall Leaf Removal is Important!
Your lawn requires many things to help it grow and keep it healthy. Even when the cooler months of autumn roll around, your lawn still needs proper lawn care to ensure it can survive the winter and return thick and full in the spring. Leaf removal is vital to keeping your lawn healthy in the fall and preparing it for the winter. Neglecting to remove dead leaves from your lawn suffocates your grass and kills it, inhibits water evaporation, and conceals dangerous pests. Here is why fall leaf removal is important for your lawn in Charles Town, Ranson, Martinsburg, and the surrounding areas.
Leaf Removal Allows Your Grass to Grow
Allowing a thick layer of leaves to accumulate across your lawn suffocates your grass by blocking its access to sunlight and air. When your grass is unable to receive proper sunlight and air needed for photosynthesis, it can’t grow. Lack of nutrients also contributes to weaker, less resilient grass that is unable to fight off diseases and pests. Removing leaf clutter from your lawn ensures your grass can breathe and soak up the sunlight and air it needs for proper growth.
Leaves Inhibit Water Evaporation & Promote Mold
Your lawn needs to breathe and having access to air is pivotal for effective water evaporation. When leaves amass on your lawn, they prevent water evaporation and trap moisture underneath their layer. This moisture creates the perfect environment for fungi, diseases, and mold. Mold is harmful to your lawn and especially harmful to your health. When you walk across the leaves on your lawn, it disturbs and kicks up mold, thus releasing mold spores into the air. Breathing in mold spores causes serious respiratory issues, migraines, vomiting, and many other health problems. To prevent mold growth on your lawn, vigilantly remove all leaves and keep your lawn well-maintained during the fall season.
Leaf Clutter Houses Dangerous Pests
Your yard hosts some pretty dangerous pests. Leaf clutter that collects on top of your lawn increases the number of pests that infest your yard. Critters such as snakes and spiders love dark, damp places where they can seek solace and warmth, and a layer of wet, rotting leaves provides them with just that. This increases your risk of encountering dangerous pests in your yard and possibly suffering a spider bite, or worse. If a person or animal is bitten by a snake or spider the results can be fatal. To decrease your potential of running into these pests, it’s best to keep your lawn free and clear of leaves and other debris.
Give your lawn proper nutrient access and keep your yard safe with our fall leaf removal services!
We are quickly approaching autumn, and soon our lawns will be covered in thousands of dead leaves. Now is the time to start thinking about leaf removal and yard cleanup services for your lawn in Charles Town, Ranson, Martinsburg and other nearby areas. Our team can quickly remove any leaves or other debris from your lawn and ensure your yard is safe from dangerous pests and mold. Call us today at (571)261-8247 to begin planning for your fall yard cleanup!