The beauty of autumn is upon us, with golden and crimson colors. The ordeal that comes with fall is just that: the fallen leaves. Here’s what to do about fall leaves.
To begin with, find out what your town or city ordinance says about leaf disposal. Do they require special bags? Can you burn them? This will help determine the route you choose.
To rake or to mulch? Generally a combination of the two is the most effective. You can mulch leaves with your mower or a combination blower and mulcher. With your mower, you don’t need to buy any additional equipment but you may need to go over the leaves more than once. Don’t wait until all the leaves have fallen as the leaf ground cover may be too much. A mulcher or leaf vacuum is also handy to draw up the leaves into a bag.
As needed, you may need to rake leaves in hard to reach areas, such as next to the house or under bushes. Don’t forget to clear the gutters of leaves as well.
Once you have all the leaves gathered, choose how you will dispose of them. Leaves make a great addition to your compost, especially if they’ve already been mulched to make them break down easier. Additionally, bagging leaves into leaf bags is a handy way to get them off of your yard. Find out if your city has special leaf pick up days or if you need to bring them somewhere. Burning is your final option, but take great care as dry leaves burn fast and hot, while wet leaves create quite a bit of smoke. Again, check the laws in your area.
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