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Fall Lawn Care Playbook: Leaf Removal Methods

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Blowing leaves might be one of the most common way to remove leaves, but there’s a better way to clean up your lawn.

In our continuing Fall Lawn Care Playbook series we’ve been working through all of the different ways you should care for your lawn throughout the season. With the first official day of winter just a few short weeks away you probably notice fewer leaves on the trees and more on your lawn. Last time we talked about how important it is to have leaves removed, but we didn’t discuss how to go about it. You could grab the rake and get to it, but that’s time consuming and not the most effective method.

Blown Away

One of the most common methods for leaf removal is the trusty old leaf blower. Able to clean up large areas in no time at all, leaf blowers are the top choice for anyone cleaning a lot of yards or just a few exceptionally large yards. Leaves are usually blown into a corner of the property and then bagged for removal, unless you have a wooded area to blow them into and skip the bagging.

Haul Them Away

The most efficient way to have your leaves removed is to call in JFK Lawn and Landscape. We use commercial leaf vacuums that shred the leaves and blow them into the back of our removal truck. Once the truck is full, we pay to dispose of them at the county landfill, where they’re recycled. This is great for you, because you don’t have to worry about any lawn debris hanging around. Plus, it’s great for the environment since the leaves are recycled instead of mixed into other trash, which makes it harder for the natural materials to break down.

Chew Them Up

Sometimes it’s best to skip the rake or leaf blower and head straight for the lawnmower. Fallen leaves still have some benefit to your lawn as a kind of fertilizer. The difficulty is knowing how mulched the leaves need to be, and how much you should have on your lawn. Too much and you can hurt your lawn, too little and your lawn looks messy without any advantage. A lawn care professional will know if your lawn needs the extra help, or if the leaves should just be removed.

Leaf Removal for Your Business

Leaf removal isn’t just for residential properties. All types of businesses can benefit from having the leaves removed. From a cleaner and more professional looking property and parking lots to less debris being tracked inside, your business will benefit from professional leaf removal.

JFK Lawn and Landscape Provides Professional Lawn Maintenance Services

jfk lawn & landscaping trucksFor over 12 years, Jason Kahler and his team at JFK Lawn & Landscaping have been providing outstanding landscaping services to homeowners and businesses throughout Howard County, and recently expanded to Montgomery County and Carroll County. Family owned and operated since 2004, JFK offers services including lawn maintenance, turf enhancement, general landscaping, gutter cleaning, and power washing, as well as snow removal services in the winter months. To learn more about what we do, check out our About Us page or our FAQ section.

If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn and landscaping needs, please feel free to give us a call at (410) 531-6208 or send us an email using our contact form.

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