Now that fall is here and the leaves are changing colors, it is important to start thinking about the way that you will take care of your lawn when they start to fall. This season is one of change and upkeep all around, but it is very important to take care of leaves as soon as is possible. Basically put, there are a few basic options which you can take when it comes to taking care of fallen leaves.
First of all, there is the option of bagging them and throwing hem away in the trash. Many people take this option every year, because it allows for a clean way of getting all of the leaves off of the lawn. Doing this can be a bit time intensive, and is also a bit of an inconvenience due to the sheer amount of leaves that a tree can drop.
Another way to handle the leaves which are falling is to mow them up. You can either mow up leaves with the grass on the ground and bag it, or you can mulch it. In either case, doing so is a lot different than bagging the leaves by hand. Should you opt to mow over the leaves and bag them with lawn clippings, it merely adds a bit extra to a job which was going to be done anyway. Should you choose to mulch the leaves, then the process is quick and easy- while adding to the overall fertility of the lawn.
The last option that you have is to use the leaves as a covering for other parts of the garden or lawn. Spreading fallen leaves on garden beds will insulate and fertilize during the winter months.
No matter what, you are going to want to be prompt with the care that you put into the lawn and the leaves. Being prompt and attentive with your efforts will yield much better results overall. Be on top of things, and rest easy knowing that the yard is going to be ready for winter.