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How To Quickly & Safely Remove Fallen Leaves From Your Grounds

Leaf fall is a common autumn problem which can have significant consequences if not dealt with promptly. As the temperature drops, trees shed their leaves. If not cleared, those leaves create a slippery, unstable surface, making even walking a risky activity! In addition, fallen leaves trap moisture; frost not only causes a pile of leaves to turn into a dangerous slip hazard, but the leaves can also adversely affect the concrete or stone lying beneath them. Uncollected leaves on lawns also lead to bare patches which look bad and aren’t easy to fill back in. For all these reasons and more, prompt clearance of leaves needs to be a priority as the weather get colder.

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Here we take a look at how to clear leaves safely, quickly and economically.

Rakes Or A Leaf Blower?

Although rakes are a more labour-intensive option, they give you far more control than a leaf blower. With a rake, you can ensure that leaves are removed without also removing small plants, insects and other lighter items such as twigs which should be left on the ground. Rakes are cheap to purchase and easy to maintain. They also don't require a power supply, enabling work to take place for longer periods or in locations where mains electricity or battery recharging facilities aren't readily available. Rakes are also quieter - a key consideration when work is taking place in close proximity to an occupied building.


We Recommend A Canvas For Leaf Transport

Raking leaves onto a canvas is usually the easiest and most effective way of transporting them for composting or another method of disposal. Wheelbarrows, trailers and similar aren't particularly suitable, as it's all too easy for unstable piles of leaves to slide off! A canvas allows leaves to be easily contained and is also a cost-effective containment option.

Professional Tools & Expertise Makes Leaf Clearing Quicker

The main drawback of amateur leaf clearing is the amount of time it takes. Especially during the autumn months, raking can take hours and need to be repeated on a daily basis. Professionals know how to clear leaves fast and have the right equipment to get the job done quickly and thoroughly. If you are keen to keep labour costs to a minimum at the same time as getting the results you need for a safe, attractive surround to your property, we can help. Give us a call for your FREE quote or to find out more about how professional leaf clearance could be the right solution for you.

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Tim Bower
Post by Tim Bower
October 23, 2019
Tim Bower is the Director of Weedfree and is an expert in grounds maintenance and keeping your business looking great all year round.