The Bad Effects Of Not Practicing Proper Lawn Care
Shade and care was the main purpose of your trees during the summer, but come fall you will be working away trying to save your lawn. This is a time the rakes can be heard scratching away at the dirt as leaf blowers burst away. This is an essential obligation to your lawn as it prevents diseases such as snow mould and fungus. 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 mould becomes evident when snow starts to melt in early spring. They are of two colors and that is gray or pink. The colors show the scale 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 it will either not get enough water or have too much trapped below the leaves. 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 can actually bring some advantages to your garden. 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.
If the leaves are out long they become inhabited with mice. Insects like ticks and fleas strive in such an area. The ticks will now easily transmit Lyme disease to the occupants of the lawn because they live in low vegetation.
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. Some other times the infected will show signs such as a bulls- eye looking rash. The infected should be observed for 30 days.
The ticks are small and cannot be seen easily.