The Bad Effects Of Not Practicing Proper Lawn Care
The trees that were ever so helpful during the summer can wreak havoc over your yard when fall season comes rolling in. 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.
The leaves will lay a carpet on your lawn and might seem harmless for some time, but be warned they can kill your grass. Some leaves take longer to decompose than others and thus can bring damage to your lawn. Birch and ash decompose relatively faster than oak leaves and beech.
You will realize there is snow mould after the snow has melted in early spring. They are of two colors and that is gray or pink. Color is important because it determines the level of the damage. Pink mold damages the crown of the plant while gray mold 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 bushes and shrubs will be at risk as well.
You can, however, reuse the leaves in the gardens and plant beds. That is if you choose to compost your leaves. They are an added advantage this way. Some people use this to their advantage and instead use a mulching lawn mower to go over the leaves. The mower chops up the leaves and allows them to get into the soil faster. This way they greatly improve the health of the lawn.
The leaves become a nest for mice. Ticks and fleas as well are attracted to such areas. Ticks usually live on low lying vegetation and can transmit Lyme diseases in humans.
It is an inflammatory disease that is common during late spring, summer and early fall. A little look at its area coverage; it is common in areas such as Northeast, Minnesota, Wisconsin and on the Pacific coast. It is hard to differentiate between the Lyme disease and the flu because they share the same symptoms. The infected could even get a bulls-eye rash. The infected should be observed for 30 days.
The ticks that carry Lyme disease are called deer tick, and they’re so small that many people never see the tick that has infected them.