Warren, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/20/2016 -- Leaving layers of leaves on a lawn is simply a bad idea. Piles of leaves will block rain and sunlight from reaching the lawn, resulting in the grass' inability to photosynthesize. When grass cannot photosynthesize, it may develop disease or even die.
Many homeowners dislike leaf removal, especially those with large yards. The best remedy is to use a lawnmower to shred the leaves. Shredding is best when the leaves are dry. Shredding thick, wet leaves can also create a barrier that will suffocate the lawn. Acidic leaves, such as those from oak trees do not decay quickly. In this case, it is advisable to cut the leaves into smaller pieces and leave them on the lawn to deliver organic nutrients back into the soil – earthworms and microorganisms love it! As earthworms digest the nutrients, they naturally aerate the soil and allow the roots to take in soluble elements.
Lawns do not like to be smothered! Grass requires sunshine, water and air to be lush and disease resistant. Predictably, leaves fall every year, but sunshine, rain, and snow are not as predictable. It is therefore important to react appropriately to the ever-changing weather conditions.
Lastly, it is best to mulch or remove leaves before the snow arrives. Heavy snow atop piles of leaves can ruin a lawn to the point of no viable return.
Power Equipment Warehouse and other online power equipment retailers carry the equipment to mulch or remove leaves such as lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and vacuums. There is also a wide variety of walk-behind mowers, leaf blowers and tow vacuums to satisfy any property requirements.
About Power Equipment Warehouse
Power Equipment Warehouse and its affiliates are family owned and operated since 1947. Brands of power equipment supplies sold include: Toro, Husqvarna, Honda, Little Wonder, Mantis, MTD, JRCO, Ryan, Brown, Bluebird, Trac-Vac, Trimmertrap, Jungle Jims, Velke and many, many more. Power Equipment Warehouse is the trusted name in the outdoor power equipment industry.