Lawn Care FAQs: Why Do I Need Leaf Removal?

fall leaf removal in Gainesville FLAutumn comes a little later here in north Florida, but eventually the leaves will change and finally fall. Raking or leaf blowing your yard is a standard part of seasonal lawn care, but is it really necessary? The answer is a resounding yes, and we’ll explain why below.

Why remove fallen leaves?

Depending on the size of your yard and the number of deciduous trees you have, raking leaves can range from an annoyance to a grueling task. Why bother? Many people think leaf removal is purely for appearances, but there are actually far more practical reasons to remove the leaf litter from your lawn.

It’s important to remember that your lawn is a living, breathing organism. It needs air, water, sunlight, and nutrients to survive. When you allow a layer of leaves to cover the grass, you are depriving it of those necessities, and if left long enough, the leaf accumulation can actually kill your grass. In addition to smothering your grass, the leaves trap moisture and create conditions for fungal growth, not to mention providing an ideal environment for insects. In fact, keeping your yard free of leaves and debris is one of the best pest control measures you can take for your home.

 Professional leaf removal

Of course, just because you understand the need for leaf removal doesn’t mean you have the time or energy to devote to it. Fortunately Mr. Tree and Lawn Service can help! We provide affordable leaf removal in Gainesville to help you keep your lawn healthy, beautiful, and pest-free. Contact us today for a free estimate using the form at right, or give us a call at 352-682-4444 to discuss your lawn and tree care needs.

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