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. 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. Examples of fast decomposers are, birch and ash while the ones that take time to decompose are beech and oak leaves.
You will realize there is snow mould after the snow has melted in early spring. It is either gray or pink. The colors are important because they determine which one is more damaging. 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. Water will be a rare commodity to the grass below or will be too much and instead soak the grass. This then damages the roots of your lawn. The bushes and shrubs will be at risk as well.
The leaves are not all bad as you can reuse them. This can be done by composting your leaves. They are an added advantage this way. The mulching lawn mower will be a useful item in this situation. The mower cuts the leaves into small pieces that can penetrate the soil faster. This way they greatly improve the health of the lawn.
If the leaves are out long they become inhabited with mice. Ticks and fleas as well are attracted to such areas. The ticks will now easily transmit Lyme disease to the occupants of the lawn because they live in low vegetation.
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. The symptoms of Lyme disease are similar to flu 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 that carry Lyme disease are called deer tick, and they’re so small that many people never see the tick that has infected them.