Lawn Maintenance Throughout The Seasons
The trees that bring shade over the summer can wreck your lawn come fall. This is a time the rakes can be heard scratching away at the dirt as leaf blowers burst away. This is a reminder that the festive season is just around the corner, but it should also be a reminder that your lawn is at danger of getting diseases such as snow mold and fungus. Some people rake to get a good work out from it and others prefer the electric or gas leaf blower or even a power mower to take care of the leaves.
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.
You will realize there is snow mould after the snow has melted 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 snow mold is more dangerous because it attacks the crown of the plant, whereas gray mold only 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. This then damages the roots of your lawn. 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. Compost the leaves if this idea is up your alley. They will benefit your garden in many ways. This opportunity can be grasped through the use of a mulching lawn mower. The leaves are chopped into small bits that can penetrate the soil. This way they improve the health of the lawn.
If the leaves are out long they become inhabited with 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, and most of the times it’s seen during late spring, summer and early fall. It is found 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. People with Lyme disease should be monitored 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.