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Ocala Leaf Clean Up???

Ocala Leaf Clean Up??? It is a fall tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation. We all enjoy the changing of the season as summer gives way to fall, but with it comes leaves. Lots and lots of them!

While some claim to enjoy the exercise of raking, I have never particularly enjoyed the chore. So, I was more than happy to learn of some alternatives, of which I would like to share with you!

It is common thinking that not raking and collecting leaves from your lawn will damage it by suffocation or lack of sunlight. This is normally not the case. By the time leaves start to fall, your lawn will already have gone dormant. In fact at Michigan State, researchers found that letting leaves decompose back into the lawn made for a healthier lawn next spring! One of the best ways to do this is to mulch up leaves with your lawn mower. This will speed up the process and keep your lawn somewhat free of leaves.

Ocala Leaf Clean Up??? Another option is to use leaves as mulch. It can be very valuable to use some of the more compact leave varieties for this purpose. Leaves have many organic nutrients that will improve soil conditions for your plants. A leaf mulch is also extremely useful for retaining soil moisture. Leaves are sometimes thought to harbor disease and insects harmful to plants, but I have never found this to be a problem.

If you do decide to rake, consider composting! The nutritional value will add considerably to the health of your soil, while cutting down on waste. Leaves often prove to be a very large problem for local landfills and can be a considerable cost to tax payers.

This year take it easier on your self and return those leaves to your lawn! The organic matter and nutrients will provide your lawn an extra boost that will make for a healthier, more beautiful lawn in the spring!

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