“Burning fall leaves releases pollutants like hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter into the air. These pollutants can cause nasty health issues and respiratory issues.
Melinda explains that leaves can have benefits most people don’t realize: “Consider leaves a free resource that can be used to improve the soil, for making compost, as well as a mulch to suppress weeds and conserve moisture.
- Raking Leaves: Eric DeBoer of Simple Lawn Solutions states: “Raking and bagging is a tried-and-true method of disposing of your leaves. - Blowing, Mowing and Mulching Leaves: Melinda suggests: “You can shred leaves with your mower and leave them on the lawn.
Whatever method you choose, it’s essential to get most of the leaves off the lawn. As Eric shared, leaving too many leaves on your lawn could harm your lawn: “If you love your lawn, it’s best to get the majority of the leaves picked up or ground up to avoid harboring disease and blocking sunlight”.