The Dangers of Leaving Fallen Leaves on Your Lawn


When the leaves fall and begin to cover your entire lawn, you have two options to consider: you could either leave the leaves where they are, or you could spend hours raking and disposing of the leaves. For many homeowners, allowing the leaves to stay where they are is an attractive proposition, especially when they don’t have the time or equipment to handle the chore. 

Fortunately, the lawn care professionals at Go Green Lawn Services are prepared to take care of the leaves properly and efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about it at all. Our neighborhood lawn services in Willow Grove, PA, are competitively-priced and guaranteed to keep your yard looking its best. 

Don’t Let Leaves Lie

There are some people who claim that ignoring the leaves and letting them decompose naturally is actually beneficial for the grass. Although, in small quantities, this theory is true, there are some serious drawbacks to this line of reasoning if the leaves are in abundance. 

Some risks of leaf cover in the fall and winter include:

  • Limited Aeration —When grass thatch forms and starves your lawn of air, nutrients, and water. A layer of leaf cover can do the same thing. 
  • Smothering —Leaves are very light; but, when many fall at the same time and then absorb the moisture of fall rain, they can get heavier, adding a persistent weight on top of the grass that will eventually smother it and potentially prevent new growth in the spring.
  • Snow Mold & Brown Patch —Eventually, every homeowner will notice unsightly discolored splotches on their lawn. These are caused by pests, snow mold, and brown patch fungus, and other diseases that can live in leaf cover and wreak havoc on your lawn. 
  • No Sunlight —This may seem obvious, but if leaves are covering your yard, sunlight is unable to break through and get to the grass. Without sunlight, grass cannot properly photosynthesize and will eventually die.

The best way to take care of your lawn is to have those pesky leaves removed by professionals. For more information regarding leaf removal or any of Go Green’s high-quality neighborhood lawn services in Pennsylvania, New JerseyMaryland, and Delaware.

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