Why Wet Leaves Can Be Bad News for Your Lawn

on November 10, 2017 Uncategorized with 0 comments

kid helps rake leavesIt’s the perfect fall afternoon. You’re cuddled up under a blanket with a mug of hot apple cider. You have no worries in the world until… wait a second; you’ve forgotten to clean up your leaves! But surely wet leaves can’t do much more harm than dry leaves, right? Wrong!

When leaves become wet, it can result in a matting effect.

These heavy clumps of leaves can prove disastrous for any grass seeds you’ve planted. Grass can several weeks to mature. With that said, you’ll want to be certain that there aren’t pesky, wet leaves are covering it. As if that’s not troublesome enough, wait for the snow to pile up. Once the snow melts and you attempt to remove your leaves, be aware you might find dead patches in your grass.

So, what can you do to prevent leaf matting?

Mow your leaves! And be sure to mow them well. Shredded leaves have a harder time forming into clumps. You can also use a leaf vacuum or a good, ol’-fashioned rake. Since wet leaves don’t come up or shred easily, we do recommend that you let any wet leaves dry out a bit before attempting to remove them.

If that mug of hot apple cider is still calling your name, let MowCow do the work! Give us a ring, and we’ll clean up your leaves lickety-split while you sit back and enjoy your drink.

See you soon!

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