When autumn arrives in Georgia, the leaves start to change color and fall from the trees. For some homeowners, this is a beautiful sight. For others, it can be a big hassle. What should you do with all of those leaves? Should you mulch them or remove them? In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of both options and help you make the decision that is best for your property!t
Mulching leaves is a great way to save time and keep your property looking neat and tidy. Mulched leaves will break down over time, providing vital nutrients for the soil that help plants grow. There is also evidence suggesting that maple and oak leaves help reduce the population of dandelions in lawns with certain grass types.
A big reason to remove leaves is if your yard has large trees, especially if their leaf drop in a short period of time causing your lawn and landscape to be buried in 3-5″ of leaves. The leaf cover will block out your grass and plants from receiving sunlight and air while creating an environment for where fungus could develop. Removing leaves also eliminates any potential problems from fallen leaves blocking gutters or clogging drains.
Which is Better?
The answer to this question depends on your individual needs. If you have a large amount of leaves, then removing them may be the best option for you. But if you are looking for an easy way to keep your property looking neat and tidy, then mulching may the ideal solution.
At Proscapes & Tree, we believe the most efficient approach to fall clean ups is consistently mulching leaves once per week (typically when our crew does the weekly mow), then spreading out the mulched leaves and grass so there are no piles of debris left, allowing the leaves to decompose while maintaining aesthetics. Continuing this process throughout autumn followed by 1-2 final clean ups once your trees are dropping leaves, typically in November or December.
If you need help with either mulching or removing leaves from your property, our team of lawn care experts is ready to take on the task! Contact us today to get a quote for your property.