The Bad Effects Of Not Practicing Proper Lawn Care
The trees that were ever so helpful during the summer can wreak havoc over your yard when fall season comes rolling in. 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 task prevents diseases like snow mould and fungus growth on your lawn. 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.
You might ignore the risks of leaving your leaves on the lawn for too long, you should, however, keep in mind that the leaves will kill your grass. There are leaves that take time to decompose and eventually will destroy the lawn. Birch and ash decompose relatively faster than oak leaves and beech.
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. Pink mold damages the crown of the plant while gray mold attacks the plant’s tissues.
If leaves are left on your lawn throughout the winter, the grass will be suffocated. The grass below will be drowned in excessive water or have none at all. Eventually the roots of your lawn will get suffocated and die. The bushes and shrubs will be at risk as well.
You can, however, reuse the leaves in the gardens and plant beds. Compost the leaves if this idea is up your alley. They can actually bring some advantages to your garden. This opportunity can be grasped through the use of a mulching lawn mower. The mower cuts the leaves into small pieces that can penetrate the soil faster. This way they greatly improve the health of the lawn.
The leaves become a nest for mice. There will be insects such as ticks and fleas. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease that so happens to appear 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. The infected could even get a bulls-eye rash. The people with Lyme disease should have a monitoring period of 30 days.
The ticks that cause Lyme disease are tiny and cannot be easily detected.