There is a transition period when the lawn has stopped growing and where just a few leaves will be falling but let them lay they are pretty and gives us a sense of fall is arriving and you can have a rest from yard work for a few weeks if you are a do if your selfer. If you have a fescue lawn and have just reseeded be careful at how many leaves you allow to lay before blowing them. It could slow the process of your seed in coming up as it should.
It isn’t a good practice to allow the leaves to lay all winter. They can pack the lawn down and if left till warmer weather in the spring they block sunlight that is much needed for your lawn to begin to green up. At Cumming Lawn Service, we highly recommend that if you choose to mow yourself that you give us a call to follow the process below to get rid of those leaves in December no later than mid-January.
It is best practice to blow your leaves away from the house often. They get damp and cause mold algae and nesting places for bugs. A lot of homeowners will let leaves lay till spring. The leaves will blow up next to the foundation and pile up. This isn’t a good practice especially if you have someone in your home who has any respiratory problems. Wet leaves can grow mold and have spores that can cause major problems to breathing especially if someone in the home is sensitive to this type atmosphere. Allowing leaves to pile around the home can also be a pest control problem and a good hiding place for snakes. Copperheads are known to blend in as well as any snake and can mix in with the fall and winter leaves well. You don’t want to allow any hazards around your home to begin so let us help. At Cumming Lawn Service, we blow the leaves out in to lawn from all plant bed areas. We use mulch kits on our mowers to mulch the leaves into small pieces so they can decay faster. The mulched-up leaves are a good source of natural fertilize for your lawn and plants. Once the leaves are mulched any leftover debris can then be blown back into plant beds and will be made a good source for your landscape instead of health or pest hazards.
Many landfills are refusing to take natural debris such as leaves or grass clippings due to the extended time for them to decompose. It isn’t a law here in Cumming Georgia at all landfills but you can read for yourself what the legislation says https://epd.georgia.gov/rules-laws-enforcement/existing-rules-and-corresponding-laws/yard-trimmings-management. Grass Cycling and leaf cycling is a practice that we believe in at Cumming Lawn Service. Our leaf cleanups will consist of blowing into natural areas, mulching leaves into much smaller pieces letting it lay where possible in the lawn or blowing in to plat beds where possible. If we remove the leaves from your property the prices will a great deal more expensive.