Can I mow leaves instead of raking?

You can skip raking completely by mowing over leaves and chopping them into small pieces. If you plan to compost leaves, chopping them first speeds up decomposition. Use a grass catcher to gather leaves as you mow over them. You also can allow leaf pieces to decompose in place on the lawn.

How do I pick up leaves from my lawn?

Lay a large tarp in your yard and collect the leaves on top of it. To take your leaves to the curb, just lift and dump! Or if you need to bag your leaves, use the tarp as a funnel. Put a bag in a trash can, then have someone else guide the leaves as you hold the tarp above the can.

How do you deal with a lot of leaves?

Bag your leaves

Raking leaves into yard bags is another efficient way to get rid of them. Yard bags, as opposed to a tarp or a sheet, make it easy to transport leaves to your compost or mulch pile. Once your leaves are in bags, stomp down on the leaves, which will give you more room.

What happens if you leave leaves on the lawn?

Excessive leaf matter on your lawn going into winter is bad for several reasons. First, it will smother the grass and if not removed very soon in the spring it will inhibit growth. Second, it can promote the snow mold diseases. And finally, turf damage from critters (voles, mice) can be more extensive in the spring.

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