Autumn Leaf Fall – How to Clean them Up

Posted on May 19, 2017
By Aussie Gutter Protection
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    It’s Time to Clean up those Leaves

    As the days get crisper and trees slowly change to shades of orange and red, this can mean only one thing – autumn is upon us. And while autumn is a beautiful time of year, this season also brings with it the hassle of falling leaves. One day your trees are covered in golden leaves, the next the trees have shed their leaves, which create leafy piles on your yard or roof.

    While it may be tempting to leave them where they land, leaf build up can cause problems down the track, so it’s best to tackle these as soon as possible.

    Large leaf piles on your yard will eventually smother your grass and flowers if left as is. Should strong autumn winds blow through, your leaves may end up being transferred to a neighbour’s property (which won’t make you very popular!). Leaf build up can also clog your roof gutters.

    The Right Tools For The Job:

    Fortunately, there are lots of products on the market to help you clear away unwanted leaves.

    Disposing of Leaves:

    Don’t try to rake or blow big piles of leaves off your property or to the curb for removal. Create small piles of leaves on pieces of tarp or plastic. Then drag these smaller piles to the compost or the main pile, ready for disposal.

    To get rid of the leaves, pack them into brown compostable bags using a leaf chute, throw them in your compost, or mulch them down and transfer them back into your garden.

     

    Don’t Forget Your Roof:

    Leaf and foliage build up not only cause problems on your yard, but can also lead to issues on your roof.

    Falling leaves can clog your roof gutters. If heavy rain strikes, this could lead to water blockages, which could cause your roof to leak, and potentially damage the interior or exterior of your home. Clumps of dead leaves on the roof itself will trap moisture, resulting in corrosion of roof materials.

    Thankfully there’s a way to avoid this. With the help of Gutter Guards, your gutters will no longer be exposed to leaf fall. This protective gutter mesh will prevent build-up of leaves and debris, and will reduce the need for regular gutter cleaning, giving you more time to do things you really enjoy doing. Contact Aussie Gutter Protection for a customised gutter protection plan to find the best solution for your gutters.

    Speak to us about getting gutter guards installed for your home.

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