Tag Archive | autumn

To Rake Or Not To Rake

Every fall, homeowners are faced with the choice of raking (or blowing) fallen tree and shrub leaves off their lawns or just letting nature take its course. Hopefully, raking wins out. Here’s why. While dead leaves make good compost, they can smother your lawn when left in their “raw” form. A virtually impenetrable mat of […]

How & Why Leaves Turn Color In Fall

  Mother Nature thinks of everything, doesn’t she? She even gives us a spectacular show of color as she prepares deciduous trees to withstand the winter wind, snow and ice. As you rake your leaves, do you ever wonder why leaves turn color and drop? Many people do because they ask me why green leaves […]