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How to dispose of your Denver tree leaves this fall


September 18, 2019

As you prepare for fall, there are several things that you should be prepared for - particularly what comes when the trees start to change colors. As you know, the closer fall and winter gets the more your leaves will start to shed their leaves! While the colors are certainly gorgeous, it can cause some potential issues when it comes to bagging and disposing of leaves. 

The Disposal
You have several different options for disposing of your leaves. For the most part, all are relatively easy and low-lift. 
Woods: Do you live by the woods? We’d recommend taking a leaf blower and blowing the leaves back into the woods. This option is not only easy, but it keeps you from spending time bagging leaves and keeps everything completely natural!
Bag: As always, you can rake and bag leaves. Bagging leaves can be difficult though. Not only does it require quite a bit of work, you will either have to put the bags out for the trash or take them to a local dumpster. Quite a few people leave them outside of the house, but it can be quite the eye sore. 
Vacuum: This one might be a new one, but you can always vacuum the leaves up as well. If your city offers this service, this might be the way to go! All you have to do is pile the leaves next to the curb (away from all cars or other important structures), and your city will bring by their equipment to take them off your hands.
Do Nothing: Depending on how many trees you have, perhaps the best thing to do is...do nothing. Letting trees biodegrade is not only good for the environment, but can be good for your lawn and soil. If you have one tree...maybe that’s your best move! Plus, everyone loves saving some time and energy.

The Equipment
The equipment you need is going to depend on what your disposal method is. For instance, if you are going to be getting rid of your leaves in the woods, take a leaf blower and blow them back into the woods. A leaf blower can also help start the piles for your leaf bagging or vacuum. 

When bagging leaves, or forming the piles to bagging/vacuum you will need a lawn rake - something that is wide sprawling with plastic tips. If you use a sturdy, metal, rake you are likely to tear leaves and make your job quite a bit harder!

When preparing your lawn for the fall, it’s important to take your time and take care! But always remember that you can contact Wild Irishman if you need any additional assistance or have questions - we are here to give you A+ service, and help you create the beautiful yard of your dreams. From landscaping design, water service, maintenance and paving - we have all the services you need to achieve your perfect lawn. Contact us as soon as you can to make an appointment or to get a free quote!