October is one of the months when falling leaves become the biggest problem to most homeowners. Aside from beginning to fall more frequently, the leaves can end up being blown all around your garden and lawn, making it extremely difficult to remove them without damaging your fragile flowers and grass.
Fortunately, there are a few basic steps you can take to make sure you’re doing a proper job of it:
- First, work on raking the leaves into a large pile on a regular basis, to prevent them from gathering into a thick carpet of leaves, if you don’t address the matter in time. This should be done at least once or twice every week, and the method works especially well on smaller lawns.
- Another helpful method is to use a leaf blower. Now, depending on how fragile your lawn is, you might want to be careful with the settings of your leaf blower. Moreover, the blower is much harder to control than a leaf rake, so this method should be reserved for more experienced homeowners.
- If you decide to do any landscaping you will want to call an underground cable locator in your area.
- Finally, you can use a mulching leaf vacuum to essentially vacuum your lawn and remove the leaf as if you were to remove pet hair from your carpet. The size and power of the vacuum, as well as the vacuum attachment you use will be the most crucial variables to take into account, if you don’t want to damage your lawn or be forced to use a combination of the methods presented above, to obtain the desired results.