If last autumn's falling leaves resulted in you completing several raking and bagging sessions, you may have wound up spending more time tending to your property than enjoying the landscaping that you have worked hard to attain. Putting a plan into action now will ensure that your lawn is well-maintained throughout the year, with less labor-intensive cleanup sessions.

Purchase New Equipment

The lawnmower that you own may be a piece of equipment that you have relied upon for years, but an older model may be slower in comparison to a newer one and could be lacking functions that will make each cutting session precise and less time-consuming. If you invest money in a mower that contains a bag attachment, you can cut grass and clean up blades and leaves at the same time.

As yard debris comes into contact with the suction device that is located on the side or the bottom of a mower, the items will be deposited into a vinyl bag. When finished with the cutting, dump the bag's contents into large trash bags. Another option is to add the yard waste to a composting bin. After the materials decompose, they can be used to fertilize a garden or a flowerbed.

Eliminate Branches Or Entire Trees And Shrubs

If your property contains many trees scattered across the landscaping and many of the trees have long limbs that hang over various parts of your property, pruning the trees will result in fewer leaves during the autumn, plus the pruning will prompt healthy growth. Use pruning shears to trim the branches and a mulcher to cut the branches into small wood chips.

Use the chips to improve drainage around the perimeter of your home or to add a decorative border around rose bushes or other plant varieties that are growing on your property. Assess each tree, shrub, or plant that is growing on your land. If any of them are diseased or are taking up a lot of space on your property, hiring a tree and shrub removal specialist will result in clearing some of your property.

Fewer trees and shrubs will reduce the number of leaves that you have to contend with each autumn. After the land has been cleared, either plant young saplings or plants that will not produce many leaves or use the empty space to add a water feature, some bird feeders, or some patio furnishings.

For more information, contact a landscape maintenance service.