Fall is almost here and that means cool temperatures, sweaters, leaves changing colors and Thanksgiving. All in all, fall is the best time of they year, except when it comes to yard work!
For those of you with mature trees in your lawn, you know those leaves are about to fall and that means countless hours of yardwork picking up leaves.
So, what are some of the best ways to efficiently pick up the leaves in your lawn? Lucky for you, we have years of experience. Here are some of the tricks we have learned over the years.
Start Mulching/Bagging Early
For most of us in Minnesota, we stop mowing our lawns mid to late October. However, there are still leaves on the trees that haven’t fallen yet.
In order to avoid an over abundant pile of leaves in your lawn, consider raising the height on your lawn mower to either bag or mulch leaves. Doing this every other week will help reduce the overall workload of picking up all the leaves at once.
Use A Tarp
If you like doing things the old fashioned way, with a hand rake, rake the leaves onto a tarp. This makes it easy to drag the leaves around to make a big pile that can later be dumped into a container. Or better yet, drag the leaves to the curb and hire a company to come suck them up.
Hire A Professional
At Peter Doran Lawn & Landscaping we use our commercial lawn mowers and equip them with a Protero leaf vacuum. This allows us to make quick work of any yard, no matter how many leaves are on the ground!
Our lawn mowers mulches the leaves and dispenses them into a collection container. From there, we empty the containers near the curb where our big leaf suction truck comes by and sucks them up.
We can handle any size yard and typically work until the snow falls. If you are in need of a reliable company to come take care of the leaves in your lawn this fall, contact us and we will get you on the schedule.