Leave the leaves? Yes and no.
- Composting or mulching leaves in place avoids damage to turfgrass and enriches the soil.
- Leaves can be converted into valuable organic matter and nutrients.
- Mulching leaves in place can help to improve the health of your grass and soil.
- Leaves provide insulation to the soil during the winter months.
- Avoiding the disposal of leaves in the landfill reduces waste and environmental impact.
Composting or mulching leaves in place is a beneficial practice for both the environment and your lawn. Instead of disposing of leaves in the landfill, you can convert them into valuable organic matter and nutrients by mulching or composting. This not only avoids damage to turfgrass, but also enriches the soil and improves its health. Additionally, leaving leaves on the ground provides insulation to the soil during the winter months. So, consider embracing the “leave the leaves” approach to reduce waste and enhance the sustainability of your lawn care routine.