Fall yard work hits high gear

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November 5, 2019 - 9:51 AM

It is that time of year again — time to rake leaves and clean-up the landscape. Leaves have been rapidly falling from deciduous trees the past few days.

The manual labor that comes with raking, bagging or burning leaves is good exercise and great way to get out of the house to enjoy the fall weather, but it isn’t the only choice you have.  

Although a scattering of leaves won’t harm the lawn, the excessive cover prevents sunlight from reaching turf grass plants. Turf left in this state for an extended period will be unable to make carbohydrates needed to carry it through the winter. 

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