The Reasons Why You Should Take Care Of Your Lawn
The trees that were ever so helpful during the summer can wreak havoc over your yard when fall season comes rolling in. It’s a time when rakes come out, and the hissing of leaf blowers can be heard, at full blast. This is an essential obligation to your lawn as it prevents diseases such as snow mould 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.
The leaves will lay a carpet on your lawn and might seem harmless for some time, but be warned they can kill your grass. Some leaves take longer to decompose than others and thus can bring damage to your lawn. Birch and ash decompose relatively faster than oak leaves and beech.
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.
If leaves are left on your lawn throughout the winter, the grass will be suffocated. 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 same will happen to the bushes and the shrubs.
You can, however, reuse the leaves in the gardens and plant beds. This can be done by composting your leaves. 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 .
If the leaves are out long they become inhabited with mice. Insects like ticks and fleas strive in such an area. Ticks which are easy to find in low lying vegetation choose that to be their home and can cause Lyme disease in human.
Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease that so happens to appear during late spring, summer and early fall. Most cases are 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. The people with Lyme disease should have a monitoring period of 30 days.
The ticks are small and cannot be seen easily.