You probably don’t need to rake your leaves this fall, experts say. Here’s why.
Autumn is upon us, and that might mean the leaves in your yard are starting to change color and fall to the ground.
But if you were planning to add raking the yard and bagging up leaves to your weekend to-do list, think again. Experts say raking and removing leaves can be worse for your yard – and for the planet, too.
Marina Buddy, I do agree but I have but using a method as well as many other people have for decades that is a lot simpler and much better for fertilizing your lawn, it is called mulching.
Leave the leaves where they are and cut the lawn like you would normally. The mulching blade cuts and recuts the grass clippings into shreds so there is nothing to pick up or rake as you cut.
You will save a lot of time, injury to your back and energy and a lot of plastic bags.
The mulching mower looks like a regular lawnmower; only it is equipped a special mulching blade that recuts the clippings into shreds while you were in cutting the grass leaving no leaves to rake.
As a matter of fact, many lawn care experts do not recommend catching your grass clippings when you mow your lawn. Let the mulching mower do the work for you, never having to catch your grass, let the clippings serve as a natural fertilizer.
Happy to do a post where there is no killing or misery attached to it.