Thats Right, You Don’t HAVE to Painstakingly Rake Your Lawn Every Other Day This Fall
It’s not to say that raking leaves doesn’t provide it’s own set of benefits. Physical labor in the crisp, cool air (or hot and humid, if you live in Memphis) can do you good, while getting the added benefits of having a virtually leaf-free lawn. However, lets be realistic here. How many trees do you have? Is it even realistic? Well, have we got some news for you if it isn’t – the leaves in your lawn can be mulched up (with a mower) and it’s actually good for the grass below. Giving that soil some nutrients from the leaves is one of the best ways to have a flourishing lawn the year to come.
We do suggest, though, to make sure there aren’t too many leaves you’re mulching up. Leaving the ground fully covered in chopped up leaves isn’t ideal – we’re just going for light coverage here. If your lawn is already blanketed in leaves, remove about 30% of what’s there before you take the mulch approach.