The Bad Effects Of Not Practicing Proper Lawn Care
The trees that bring shade over the summer can wreck your lawn come fall. It’s a time when rakes come out, and the hissing of leaf blowers can be heard, at full blast. This task prevents diseases like snow mould and fungus growth on your lawn. There are those that prefer manual and traditional ways such as raking to take care of their lawns, while others want the job done quickly without a lot of manual labor; thus prefer an electric or a leaf blower, while others still use a power mower.
When the leaves are left on the lawn for too long, however, beautiful, they will kill the grass. There are leaves that take time to decompose and eventually will destroy the lawn. Birch and ash decompose relatively faster than oak leaves and beech.
Snow mold shows up in the early spring when snow melts. The colors range from grey or pink. Color is important because it determines the level of the damage. Pink snow mold is more dangerous because it attacks the crown of the plant, whereas gray mold only attacks the plant’s tissues.
Air is essential to every living tissue that is why allowing the leaves to stay on your lawn throughout winter will kill your grass through suffocation. The grass below will be drowned in excessive water or have none at all. This eventually cuts the air supply for the roots of your lawn. The same will happen to the bushes and the shrubs.
You can, however, reuse the leaves in the gardens and plant beds. This can be done by composting your leaves. They are an added advantage this way. This opportunity can be grasped through the use of a mulching lawn mower. The leaves are chopped into small bits that can penetrate the soil. This way they improve the health of the lawn.
The leaves become a nest for mice. There will be insects such as ticks and fleas. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease that so happens to appear during late spring, summer and early fall. It is found in areas such as Northeast, Minnesota, Wisconsin and on the Pacific coast. Lyme disease and the flu share the same signs and symptoms. The affected could even have a bulls-eye rash. The infected should be observed for 30 days.
The ticks are small and cannot be seen easily.