Leaves on the Lawn

Leaves on the LawnLeaves are beautiful when they are on the tree but can be a nightmare when they start to fall clogging up drains, gutters, lawns, paths and driveways. As a lawn owner this is one thing you do need to take care of as leaf damage can be long lasting and can affect even the toughest and roughest of lawns.

  • Leaves can smother the grass and kill it in just a few weeks
  • Leaves decrease grass vigour allowing moss to take over
  • Leaves can promote lawn disease
  • Leaves attract and make life very cosy for worms
  • Worms are attractive to moles!

This means you should clear leaves from the lawn at least once a week. You can use a variety of tools and equipment to make life easy:

  • Leaf rake
  • Petrol or electric blower
  • Rotary lawn mower
  • Leaf sweeper (pictured)
  • Lawn or leaf vacuum