Lawn Maintenance Throughout The Seasons
The trees that were ever so helpful during the summer can wreak havoc over your yard when fall season comes rolling in. It’s a time when rakes come out, and the hissing of leaf blowers can be heard, at full blast. This is a reminder that the festive season is just around the corner, but it should also be a reminder that your lawn is at danger of getting diseases such as snow mold and fungus. Some people rake to get a good work out from it and others prefer the electric or gas leaf blower or even a power mower to take care of the leaves.
You might ignore the risks of leaving your leaves on the lawn for too long, you should, however, keep in mind that the leaves will kill your grass. There are leaves that take time to decompose and eventually will destroy the lawn. Birch and ash decompose relatively faster than oak leaves and beech.
You will realize there is snow mould after the snow has melted in early spring. It is either gray or pink. Color is important because it determines the level of the damage. Pink snow mold is more dangerous because it attacks the crown of the plant, whereas gray mold only attacks the plant’s tissues.
When the leaves are unattended to during winter, the grass will not have enough air to supplement it. The grass below it will either not get enough water or have too much trapped below the leaves. This eventually cuts the air supply for the roots of your lawn. The same will happen to the bushes and the shrubs.
The leaves can be reused in the gardens and plant beds if you’re feeling up for it. That is if you choose to compost your leaves. They are an added advantage this way. This opportunity can be grasped through the use of a mulching lawn mower. The mower chops up the leaves and allows them to get into the soil faster. This way they greatly improve the health of the lawn.
If the leaves are out long they become inhabited with mice. There will be insects such as ticks and fleas. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
It is an inflammatory disease that is common during late spring, summer and early fall. Most cases are in areas such as Northeast, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and on the Pacific Coast. The symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to flu symptoms. The affected could even have a bulls-eye rash. People with Lyme disease should be monitored for 30 days.
The ticks are small and cannot be seen easily.