The Reasons Why You Should Take Care Of Your Lawn
The trees that bring shade over the summer can wreck your lawn come fall. Rakes and leaf blowers come in handy at this time, every lawn has people pulling and pushing away the leaves while others give it a modern twist with a leaf blower blowing away the leaves. 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. There are those that prefer manual and traditional ways such as raking to take care of their lawns, while others want the job done quickly without a lot of manual labor; thus prefer an electric or a leaf blower, while others still use a power mower.
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. Examples of fast decomposers are, birch and ash while the ones that take time to decompose are beech and oak leaves.
Snow mould becomes evident when snow starts to melt in early spring. They are of two colors and that is gray or pink. Color is important because it determines the level of the damage. The pink mold causes excessive damage and attacks the crown of the plant, gray mold is less destructive and attacks the plant tissues.
When the leaves are unattended to during winter, the grass will not have enough air to supplement it. Water will be a rare commodity to the grass below or will be too much and instead soak the grass. Eventually the roots of your lawn will get suffocated and die. The bushes will not be spared either.
The leaves can be reused in the gardens and plant beds if you’re feeling up for it. That is if you choose to compost your leaves. They are an added advantage this way. This opportunity can be grasped through the use of a mulching lawn mower. The mower chops up the leaves and allows them to get into the soil faster. This way they improve the health of the lawn.
The leaves become a nest for mice. Insects like ticks and fleas strive in such an area. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease, and most of the times it’s seen during late spring, summer and early fall. A little look at its area coverage; it is common 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 infected should be observed for 30 days.
The ticks that cause Lyme disease are tiny and cannot be easily detected.