Leaves are beautiful this time of year, but they can become overbearing for a home owner and they may behazardous in some situations.  Here are some tips on what to do about all those leaves that are in your yard.


  1. Don’t Burn The Leaves:  #1 your neighbors probably would not appreciate it.  #2 leaf burning is a fire hazard that can lead to all kinds of problems, including burning down your house if the fire gets out of control.  Burning leaves is frowned upon by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  2. Bag The Leaves:  Bagging leaves is good exercise which will assist in building upper-body and core strength.  Most people enjoy the outdoor activity with their kids; you can make a game of it, while you are outside getting some fresh fall air.  Sticks, rocks, pine cones, limbs and other debris should not be bagged up with your leaves.
  3. Mow Em Up:  My favorite way to address those leaves it to run over them with my riding mower.  I use a bag attachment that really makes this a lot easier than raking and bagging.
  4. Leaf Blowers:  Another good way to get outdoors and enjoy some activity is blowing leaves.  Try to keep the leaves off your sidewalks, porches or driveways because they can become a slip hazard when it rains.
  5. Don’t Forget The Gutters:  Gutter Guards are very popular and do a great job of keeping the leaves from clogging up your gutters.  If you don’t use guards, remove the leaves and debris from your gutters to lessening the chance of damage and potentially a leaky roof.
  6. Composting:  Composting is very popular for my gardening friends.  Compost helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients and increase fertility.  If you compost your leaves with grass clippings, it turns into a good organic fertilizer for your garden and flowers.
  7. Taylor Lawn Care:  If you are simply seeking the fastest and easiest way to manage your leaves, call us at 704-213-9974.  We will gladly remove the leaves and maintain your lawn!


Adam Taylor
Taylor Lawn Care, Inc.

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