The Reasons Why You Should Take Care Of Your Lawn
Shade and care was the main purpose of your trees during the summer, but come fall you will be working away trying to save your lawn. It’s a time when rakes come out, and the hissing of leaf blowers can be heard, at full blast. This is a reminder that the festive season is just around the corner, but it should also be a reminder that your lawn is at danger of getting diseases such as snow mold and fungus. Raking is a good workout for some people; however, others prefer getting the job done quickly and thus employ the use of a leaf blower.
When the leaves are left on the lawn for too long, however, beautiful, they will kill the grass. There are leaves that take time to decompose and eventually will destroy the lawn. Examples of fast decomposers are, birch and ash while the ones that take time to decompose are beech and oak leaves.
You will realize there is snow mould after the snow has melted in early spring. It is either gray or pink. The colors show the scale of the damage. Pink mold damages the crown of the plant while gray mold attacks the plant’s tissues.
Air is essential to every living tissue that is why allowing the leaves to stay on your lawn throughout winter will kill your grass through suffocation. The grass below it will either not get enough water or have too much trapped below the leaves. This then damages the roots of your lawn. The bushes and shrubs will be at risk as well.
You can, however, reuse the leaves in the gardens and plant beds. Compost the leaves if this idea is up your alley. They will benefit your garden in many ways. Some people use this to their advantage and instead use a mulching lawn mower to go over the leaves. The mower cuts the leaves into small pieces that can penetrate the soil faster. In such a way they become useful and resourceful .
Leaving the leaves out provides a breeding ground for the mice. There will be insects such as ticks and fleas. Ticks which are easy to find in low lying vegetation choose that to be their home and can cause Lyme disease in human.
It is an inflammatory disease that is common during late spring, summer and early fall. It is found in areas such as Northeast, Minnesota, Wisconsin and on the Pacific coast. Lyme disease and the flu share the same signs and symptoms. Some other times the infected will show signs such as a bulls- eye looking rash. People with Lyme disease should be monitored for 30 days.
The ticks that carry Lyme disease are called deer tick, and they’re so small that many people never see the tick that has infected them.