Leaves provide a critical service to our yards and gardens by breaking down and returning organic matter and nutrients to the soil. However, leaves left on the ground can create problems. Raking leaves is an important part of fall yard care. Here are a few reasons why:
- Leaves left on the ground can mat down, preventing water and air from penetrating the soil. This can lead to increased erosion and flooding, as well as problems with drainage. Leaves can also harbor pests and diseases, which can then spread to other parts of the yard or garden.
- Leaves are important to rake in the fall because they can block gutters, cause drainage problems, and make your lawn look unsightly.
- Raking leaves also provides an opportunity to remove debris that may have fallen into your yard during the summer.
- Fallen leaves can also provide a hiding place for pests, so it’s important to get them out of your yard as soon as possible.
Raking leaves is a simple but essential part of fall yard maintenance. It helps keep your yard looking neat and tidy, while also helping to protect your plants and soil. Let us handle your Fall raking, cleanup, and lawn care. Call or click for a free quote from a North Metro Landscapes specialist.
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