Sunday, November 18, 2012
Don't Forget To Rake
While the leaves this season have looked really great up in the trees, once they've fallen down to the ground they could actually cause you some problems if they stay there too long.
If the leaves are left on the grass when the snow comes, the moisture from the snow will become trapped, leading to mold which, if left through the winter, can ruin your lawn.
The grass will be flat and you're going to see brown spots. You're going to see what they call "snow mold" areas and that's very difficult to bring back once you have it begin.
To prevent these issues, give your grass a good final raking once the leaves have stopped falling and cut your grass low on your last mowing before winter.
A little snow on the leaves won’t kill your lawn, but if you let it sit for a while, costly problems could develop for you.