The fall season is filled with cooler weather, colors changing in leaves, cider and more, but it can quickly turn into a disaster if fall leaves on your lawn aren’t managed properly. Read on for more information about handling fallen leaves.
Why Fall Leaves Are Problematic
Fall leaves can be pretty and especially fun to jump into for kids. When they’re spread out across the lawn, however, it keeps sunlight from reaching the grass. At the same time, it creates spots of shade throughout the lawn and traps moisture. This in turn promotes disease outbreaks that can harm your lawn.
How to Manage Fall Leaves
There are several ways you can handle fallen leaves in your lawn:
- Rake them into piles and then bag them
- Use a blower to blow them off of your lawn
- Use a lawn mower to mulch over the leaves and create a healthy layer of compost for your lawn
How to Handle Any Problems Fall Leaves Present
In the worst-case scenario, fallen leaves can create disease outbreaks throughout your landscape due to the lack of sunlight and trapped moisture. Carolina Fresh Farms carries effective fungicides such as Headway, Eagle and Pillar that can prevent and treat turfgrass disease.
Sometimes it’s helpful to rotate through some of these products to keep disease from building any sort of resistance to a fungicide and to keep from exposing the disease to one particular product.