There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are turning colors and dropping from the branches.
When it comes to landscape maintenance in Kansas City, raking the leaves is easily one of the most time-consuming chores you will do this fall.
The following tips will help save you a little time and a lot of energy:
- Get a bigger rake. The larger the rake, the more leaves you can sweep up in a pass.
- Mow the leaves up. You can use a shredding or mulching lawn mower and simply mow them into the bag for disposal within your composter or the city yard waste bins.
- Vacuum them up with a yard blower/vacuum. The leaves will be minced as they pass through the vacuum, and you can spread them on flower beds or in the garden where they’ll decompose over the winter months.
- Rake leaves onto a tarp. You can pile them up on the tarp, then move them wherever you want to take them.
- Don’t rake in the wind. This isn’t efficient, and if it gets windy on the day you plan to rake, put the task off a day or two. There’s no sense in fighting Mother Nature.
- Rake downhill. Even though leaves are light, don’t fight gravity. Instead, let the slope of the hill make it easier for you to collect the leaves into a pile.
Would you rather spend your fall indoors and out of the chill? We understand completely and invite you to contact Rosehill Gardens by calling (816) 877-9175 to learn more about our landscape maintenance services in Kansas City.
We’ll be happy to rake the leaves and clean the yard so you can rest inside with a nice cup of hot cocoa.