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Is the autumn season called "fall" because of the leaves? Fall does mean leaves will fall. And leaves fallen on a lawn shouldn't leave the lawn in worse shape than it would be if  the leaves aren't left on the lawn. Whew!

Once the leaves end up on the lawn, they should be removed. Large flat leaves like those from maples, can easily lie on the lawn and smother the grass. When you do rake them into leaf piles, don't leave the piles sitting on the lawn too long. I have come to lawns in the spring where you could see the leaves piled in several places in the melting snow. Inevitably the lawn under those leaf piles has died from the lack of light and air.

If the leaf drop is not too severe, you may be lucky enough to run the lawn mower over the leaves and chop them up fine enough to allow them to compost right on the lawn. If that's not an option,
you can use your mower and lawn mower bag to gather the leaves.

If you do need to rake, make sure to use a leaf rake to rake leaves. The tines of leaf rakes are flexible enough that they will not damage the lawn.

Once you have the leaves all gathered together, why not compost them?
Fall leaves are a valuable resource because they keep garden soil productive and allow these nutrients to be recycled back into your garden.

 

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Although being "The Lawn Experts" means we know a fair amount about grasses, here are a couple of photos of grasses that we don't find on lawns. This first one is a  grass with purple foliage and great looking seed heads in the fall. It is unfortunately not winter hardy.

grasses

 

This Grass is in the miscanthus family. This particular one has yellow striping - not vertically as one might expect but horizontally. The seed heads are at their peak right now.

 grasses

 

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In August, I drove by a sod farm in Mount Hope. I could see that the fields had been prepared for seeding. Fall is the best time to sow grass seed. That is when Mother Nature does her seeding. The days can be warm, even hot, in August, but the nights are cooler, for sure. Any moisture that we do get is less likely to be lost.

 August is a good time to Seed LAwns

 


 

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