Remove Leaves: Garden Care in Autumn

Fall is a beautiful time of the year, but it can also be quite messy. Leaf season is here and you have to deal with all those leaves in your yard! Leaf blowers are a great way to remove leaves from your yard quickly and effectively. However, if leaf blowers aren’t an option for you then a garden rake will do the job just as well. In this blog post, we’ll go over both ways to rid yourself of these pesky leaves so that they’re out of sight, out of mind!

Leaf Blowers vs. Garden Rakes

Leaf Blowers: Leaf blowers are a gardener’s best friend during the leaf season. The machine consists of a large motorized fan that sucks up leaves and shoots them out a tube at high speeds, which blows away all those annoying leaves in your yard! However, they aren’t always the answer to every gardener’s problems as these machines can be loud and take some time to use efficiently. If you have children or pets around then having this appliance nearby may not be ideal as it is very noisy when running. They also require fuel such as gasoline so will need refilling from time to time if used frequently. This noise combined with these extra necessities makes using an electric leaf blower more suitable for yards where its heavy-duty capabilities and speed aren’t required.

Garden Rakes: Garden rakes are a garden tool that is great for removing leaves from your yard. They can be used to gather large amounts of leaves into piles or simply to help you spread them around and create the look you desire in your garden space. Garden rakes tend to have flat, metal tines so they don’t break as easily and handlebars at a 90-degree angle to the head of the rake. This makes garden rakes a great garden tool if you have large areas that need raking, such as an entire lawn or garden space.

Shrub Rakerse: Shrub rakes are a garden tool that is great for removing leaves from your yard. They can be used to gather large amounts of leaves into piles or simply to help you spread them around and create the look you desire in your garden space.

What is the correct and best way to dispose of autumn leaves?

Leaves not only need to be swept up but also disposed of finally. It is best to dispose of the leaves in the organic waste garbage can, but they can also be temporarily stored on your own compost and then disposed of the piece by piece. The burning of leaves is not permitted.

How do you compost leaves?

Leaves can be turned into garden compost in a composter. The best is to shred the leaves before you turn them through the composter and add some organic waste such as kitchen scraps and grass cuttings with it.

  • Well suited for compost are the following deciduous species: hornbeam, ash, rowan, hazelnut, elm, willow, acacia, birch, beech, maple, linden, native fruit trees.
  • More difficult to compost are: Oak, horse chestnut, walnut, sycamore, poplar, and ginkgo.

Why is it necessary to remove leaves from the lawn?

On lawns, autumn leaves should be removed without fail, unless they are only isolated leaves. Otherwise, the thick layer of leaves will ensure that the underlying lawn may rot and quickly turn yellow.

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