What To Do With Fallen Leaves?

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Homeowners should watch for diseased leaves and foliage all season, not just in the fall. When a tree gets a disease, it will show symptoms such as mold growth, discoloration, powdery mildew on its leaves, pinpoint-sized holes, or large areas of leaves and foliage that falls away.

It is very important to keep an eye out for diseased leaves and foliage and to get rid of them as quick as possible. If you leave diseased leaves all over your grass in your yard, it may cause other trees to get infected and may encourage turf diseases. When leaves accumulate on the grass, it blocks sunlight which is needed for a healthy lawn. Those are the main reasons why homeowners should rake and remove foliage and leaves.

Then, what do you have to do with the leaves after removing and collecting?

First, homeowners can easily put them in the trash bag and dispose of them in the trash dumpsters or at the local dump service. Second, homeowners can burn them in the yard, but make sure to check if there are any local burn bans in action in the neighborhood. Third, homeowners can use them as compost mixed with other things organic. Especially, oak leaves are great for compost since they have the compound lignin.  

Homeowners must not try to mulch, make compost, or reuse diseased leaves and foliage. If you notice infected leaves on your tree and in your lawn, just throw them away in a big trash bag. Otherwise, you will ruin your lawn and trees.

If you have any inquiries, please give Royal Tree LLC a call at (303) 437.0525. We can go anywhere in Denver, Golden, Westminster, Lakewood, Aurora, Centennial, Littleton, Parker, Greenwood Village and Boulder to help with your trees.