It’s the time of year when homeowners need to deal with the dreaded leaf invasion on their lawns. If you don’t handle the leaves before winter kicks in full gear, they can take over the yard and kill the grass. It’s important to get a jump-start on the lawn care chores to prevent unnecessary cleanup during and after the winter.

3 Lawn Care Ideas for Leaves and Grass Clippings

Use it for mulch throughout the landscape.

Why spend good money on mulch when you can create it yourself? All you need is the leaves in your yard and some old-fashioned elbow grease to get the job done. If you have a mulching mower, it’ll speed up the process. You can also get a mulching blade for your mower and turn those leaves into useable mulch to spread around your shrubs, trees, and fall garden.

Mow it down for better lawn health.

You don’t have to turn the leaves into mulch if you don’t want to. You can just mow them down using the standard blade on your mower. If you run the mower over the leaves a couple times, you’ll shred them to fine pieces. Don’t rake them up or put them in a pile. Leave them on the grass. They’ll break down in the soil and provide vital nutrients for better grass health in the spring.

Start your very own compost pile.

Let’s say you’ve raked your entire yard and don’t know what to do with the leaves. Why not use them to create a compost pile? They’re organic and perfect for starting compost in your own backyard. All you need is a good compost starter to help the leaves and other organic material break down more easily.

Your Fall Garden Done Right With Jobe’s

Whether you’re starting a fall garden or wanting to add mulch to the trees throughout your landscape, using the fallen leaves can help you do it. You can also use those leaves combined with Jobe’s Compost Starter to help the organic material to break down much faster, leading to much better soil for your plants.