In this Shore Home & Garden Magazine article, Lou Meyer, business developer for Davey's mid-Atlantic region, talks about when to and when not to move your leaves.

Posted: October 04, 2023

As fall foliage colors take over the landscape, shifting from deep greens to cozy browns and reds, it’s only a matter of time before those leaves are hitting the ground. When that happens, conscientious gardeners and homeowners have to decide to either let the leaves lie or haul them away.Arborists raking leaves on a hill

Lou Meyer, ISA certified arborist at Davey Tree advocates for not removing the leaves, but only in certain situations.

“We like to leave the leaves whenever possible,” Meyer said, but if the leaves cover turf areas or landscaped beds for any length of time, it could lead to bad news.

Heavy coverage blocks the sunlight from hitting the grass or plants which interrupts their photosynthetic capabilities.

To read more of Lou's information, click here.

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