Lawn Maintenance Throughout The Seasons
Shade and care was the main purpose of your trees during the summer, but come fall you will be working away trying to save your lawn. This is a time the rakes can be heard scratching away at the dirt as leaf blowers burst away. This is an essential obligation to your lawn as it prevents diseases such as snow mould 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.
When the leaves are left on the lawn for too long, however, beautiful, they will kill the grass. Some leaves take longer to decompose than others and thus can bring damage to your lawn. Leaves such as oak leaves and beech take a longer time to decompose than birch and ash.
Snow mold shows up in the early spring when snow melts. The colors range from grey or pink. The colors are important because they determine which one is more damaging. The pink mold causes excessive damage and attacks the crown of the plant, gray mold is less destructive and attacks the plant 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. 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 can actually bring some advantages to your garden. The mulching lawn mower will be a useful item in this situation. 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. Ticks and fleas as well are attracted to such areas. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
It is an inflammatory disease that is common during late spring, summer and early fall. It is found in areas such as Northeast, Minnesota, Wisconsin and on the Pacific coast. The symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to flu 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 carry Lyme disease are called deer tick, and they’re so small that many people never see the tick that has infected them.