Nashville Leaf Removal – 3 Reasons to Blow Leaves Off Your Lawn
There’s a chill in the air, pumpkins on the stoop, and the leaves are falling.
Two of these things won’t hurt your lawn.
The fallen leaves of autumn can provide some natural, healthy compost to the soil beneath. But organic matter that sits on your lawn for a prolonged period of time can cause some damage to the pristine grass underneath.
As leaves sit on your dutifully manicured lawn, they collect and retain moisture, block the grass from receiving sunlight, and the weight of wet leaves especially can smother new grass seedlings and/or prevent germination of seed.
If you’ve diligently cared for your lawn throughout this dry Nashville summer, don’t stop now! Neglecting your lawn during the fall and winter by allowing leaves to sit on the grass could result in less-than-desirable results come springtime when the sun returns and grasses are primed to resume growth.
Learn more about Nashville leaf removal services from Turf Managers. Call (615) 269-7706 to schedule leaf removal anywhere in the Greater Nashville Area.
1) Leaf Removal Services Prevent Moisture Saturation
In November, Nashville sees an average 4.3” of rainfall, making it the second-wettest month of the year (May takes first place). At 4.2”, December is a close runner-up. All this right after the leaves drop!
When the rain comes down, leaves hold onto all of that moisture, smothering the grass and reducing the opportunity for airflow. As a result, the grass and soil gets and stays even wetter during Nashville’s wettest months!
2) Removing Leaves Improves Sunlight Exposure
By removing the fallen leaves from your lawn, you increase sunlight exposure to the grass beneath. Even though grass in Nashville has gone dormant for the winter, sunlight exposure is still important. Sunlight and airflow can help maintain optimal conditions and prevent rot and mildew from developing in your lawn.
3) Blowing Leaves Off Lawn Reduces Risk of Disease
Have you ever left a beach towel out in the rain? Maybe for a couple days? If so, then you know how quickly nasty bacteria breeds! Leaves, when the weather is warm enough, can have the same effect on your lawn, even if you don’t see (or smell!) the damage immediately.
By retaining moisture, leaves can promote the growth of mildew, rot, bacteria, and other harmful things you certainly don’t want growing in your yard. Instead of allowing leaves to sit there and then dumping a ton of chemicals and fertilizers in the spring… why not just remove the leaves in the first place?
Fall cleanup starts now! Learn more about our leaf removal services.
What Do Leaf Removal Services Do With the Leaves?
While we can’t speak for every leaf removal service in Nashville, Turf Managers responsibly composts every leaf removed from your lawn. The leaves, in turn, are converted to mulch, which can then be returned to the earth as a natural groundcover that’s both decorative and functional through suppressing weeds. None of the leaves removed from your lawn by Turf Managers enter a landfill.
Leaf Removal In Nashville, TN
Is it time to blow the leaves off your lawn? For additional information about leaf removal in the Greater Nashville Area (including pricing and scheduling), please give us a call at (615) 269-7706 or email us at email@example.com.