5 Fall Leaf Removal and Cleanup Tips for Homeowners

When it comes to the fall season, just about all of us have childhood memories of raking leaves into a big pile and jumping into them. However, now that we’re older and “leaf jumping” is not something that we tend to do as much, usually we’re looking for ways to remove leaves so that we can keep our lawns looking well-manicured.

If you’re looking for a few suggestions on how you can remove and clean up the leaves in your yard, we’ve provided you with five great ones below:

Bury the leaves. If you happen to have a large backyard, one option that you might want to strongly consider is burying your leaves. This is actually something that a lot of individuals do. What you need is to create your own pit that you can put piles of leaves inside of so that they are able to decompose. As a special note, if you happen to live near the woods, you can dig a shallow pit close by so that your leaves can blow back into the wooded area.

Turn the leaves into compost. As more people are becoming eco-friendly, composting is becoming more popular. Although typically, people tend to think of composting in the context of food, you can compost leaves as well. And by turning them into compost, they can serve as an outstanding fertilizer for your flowerbeds. For more information on how to properly compost your leaves, visit Organic Gardening and put “leaf mold compost” in the search field.

Burn the leaves. Another option is to burn your leaves. However, being that leaf burning tends to produce a lot of smoke, we don’t recommend that you do this if you live in a residential area that has a lot of homes close by. But, if you happen to live out in the country, this is a great way to dispose of the leaves that you have. Just make sure that you contact your local authorities to see if leaf burning is legally permitted before you do it. Otherwise, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be handed a fine for doing so.

Donate the leaves to compost producers. If you were to ask a company like MorGreen Landscape and Nursery about effective leaf removal things that you can do, one tip that they might mention is donating your leaves to local compost producers within your area. Although this isn’t an option that a lot of people are aware of, there are actually companies that will be more than happy to stop by your house and pick up your bagged-up leaves so that they can turn it into fertilizer. For more information on composting companies within your area, go to your favorite search engine and put “leaf composting companies” along with your city and state in the search field.

Hire a leaf removal company. If you’re someone who happens to have a really busy schedule, then you might not have the time to remove your leaves yourself. Luckily, there are leaf removal companies that will do all of the work for you. To find one in your city, visit Google and put “leaf removal company” in the search field.

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