Why Should You Stop Raking Fall Leaves?
Hey Raines Jeff Lauren Bugaboo. I'm here to a lot of folks. Some of the best fall. Memories include raking in jumping in huge piles of leaves before squeezing them bags and placing them by the curb to be hauled off to the landfill. Well some folks are old enough to remember when burning leaves was standard practice these days however neither is looked upon with approving is raking bagging in hauling leaves. Away might make your yard like showplace but it's no longer considered environmentally friendly. Why well like we said those lawn refuse bags go to the landfill? And according to the US Environmental Protection Agency in two thousand fifteen yard trimmings accounted for thirty four point seven million tons of municipal solid waste waste the majority of that twenty one point three million tonnes was recovered in composted or mulched in state programs but ten point eight million tonnes still went to the landfill. That's more than eight percent of total waste generated in two thousand fifteen however if you have a law that you want to maintain getting rid of the fallen leaves is essential because not only will wet leaves smothering kill the grass. They can also prevent new growth from taking hold come springtime. So what are you to do rather than raking bagging. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service suggests mowing the leaves a Mulcher instead. A mulcher is a machine machine similar to a lawnmower in that it cuts grass as he pushed along except it has specialized blades that keep chopping the clippings into very fine pieces by mulching dry leaves which essentially shreds them into dime sized pieces. You've created free food for your yard. The tiny pieces of leaves. We'll filter down between the blades of grass and add vital nutrients like nitrogen back to the soil. The ideal time to the leaves is when you can see the blades of grass start. Poking through the blanket of leaves that may mean weekly mulching depending on the size of your yard and the number of trees. You don't want to completely cover your lawn with a thick layer of mulch though so it leaves get too heavy rake the extra the ones in a pile and then spread them around your trees shrubs in addition to adding back nutrients mulching. Your Garden has other benefits. It helps keep weeds at bay Holds Moisture in the soil and helps moderate soil temperatures. Your lawn