Leaf Cleanup Made Safe & Easy

20 Nov

Happy November! Yes, the autumn season is winding down. This means saying goodbye to the beautiful fall foliage.  And with that, our lawns are left covered.  Burning the leaves is not the way to go. It is dangerous & can lead to air pollution as the leaves contain toxic materials that you are omitting into the air.  So, how do you get rid of them?

Let’s tackle that question with these 3 safe & easy cleanup tips.

Pile of fall leaves with fan rake on lawn


1. The Lawnmower
For lawns that do not get an abundant amount of leaves, this is a fast & easy way to go. Drop your mower to the lowest setting without scalping. The mower will take care of any leaves that have already fallen. A mulching mower is even better as it turns the leaves into mulch & helps feed your lawn as you mow. Mulching mowers can be found at most Home-Improvement Stores.
2. Bag Them Up (For covered lawns)
This can be a fun activity for the kids. What kid doesn’t like playing in leaves. Parents, just make sure to check for any debris that may be in the leaves beforehand. Check with your local trash company to see if they require certain colored bags for leaves & then leave them on the curb for trash pick-up.
3. The Leaf Blower
Leaf blowers come with multiple settings & are fairly affordable. Raking can be quite strenuous, so leaf blowing may be the best option. Note: Make sure to NOT blow in the neighbor’s yard & it is advisable to wear eye protection.
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Meryl McGhee, Realtor®- KELLER WILLIAMS Realty
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