Fall is a wonderful time of year that brings with it shorter days, cooler months, and beautiful golden colors. Leaves blanket lawns in a beautiful wash of red, orange, and brown. While these leaves are beautiful and certainly add color to your lawn, they are actually quite problematic and cause serious issues for your grass and all who walk across it.

Leaf clutter suffocates and kills your lawn, harbors diseases and mold, and brings pest issues. Here is how removing leaves in the fall helps your lawn thrive in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and the surrounding areas.

Removing Leaves Allows Proper Grass Growth

New grass growing in a yard in Sartell, MN, after our company's leaf removal services.

Allowing a thick layer of leaves to accumulate on top of your lawn blocks out light and air, and suffocates your grass. These are all necessary elements your grass needs to go through proper photosynthesis and grow strong and healthy. Without this, your lawn starves, withers, and dies. Removing leaves and keeping your yard clear of debris and clutter will ensure your lawn has access to all the nutrition it needs to stay strong and healthy.

Leaf Clutter Traps Moisture & Encourages Mold Growth

Leaf clutter not only hurts your grass, but also poses health risks for you, your pets, and your loved ones. A layer of leaves reduces water evaporation from your lawn, thus trapping moisture underneath and resulting in diseases, fungi, mold growth, and pest issues. Mold hurts your lawn and is quite dangerous for people and animals. When you walk across your leaf-covered lawn, you kick up mold trapped underneath and release toxic spores into the surrounding air. Breathing in these spores cause respiratory issues, dizziness, headaches, vomiting, and more. Leaf removal is crucial to preventing mold growth on your lawn.

Allowing leaves to accumulate on your lawn inhibits water evaporation, trapping in moisture that brings mold, diseases, and pest issues.

Dangerous Pests Hide Beneath Leaf Clutter

A spider hiding among debris in a yard in Sauk Rapids, MN.

When you walk across your lawn, the last thing you ever want is to come into contact with dangerous pests. Neglecting to remove leaf clutter from your lawn provides the perfect haven for dangerous pests like snakes and spiders to thrive. These creatures love dark, damp places where they can hide, breed, and multiply. If a loved one or a pet runs out into this blanket of leaves, the chances of encountering a deadly spider or snake are very high. If bitten, the victim can become very ill and if not treated quickly the results can sometimes be fatal. Clearing away leaves and other debris in your lawn eliminates hiding places for pests and rids them from your yard, keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Keep your lawn healthy and safe with our leaf removal services!

Autumn is soon approaching, and before you know it leaves will begin to fall and coat your lawn. Don’t wait until your lawn becomes covered; call us today at (320) 293-1625 to schedule a time for fall removal and yard cleanup services in St. Cloud, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and nearby areas. Our experts have the experience and tools necessary to remove leaf clutter so your lawn can thrive and your family can stay safe this holiday season.