Fall is here, but the temperatures are still plenty warm here in Florida. While we don’t face the wild temperature variations that other areas of the country are beginning to experience, there are things you’ll want to do for your lawn to prepare it for the winter season and a healthy spring. One of the most important things our Davie landscaping team recommends to clients is a simple task that’s overlooked by many Floridians: pick up your leaves.

Depending on the type of trees you have in your yard, you may be able to skip this tasks entirely during the fall season. However, if you have trees that lose leaves as the days grow shorter, you’ll want to make sure you remove the leaves from your grass. That’s because leaves can act as an insulating cover to your lawn that is almost too effective–leaves can actually smother the grass underneath, preventing it from getting the sunlight and moisture that it needs in order to grow. If you allow leaves to stay on your lawn, you may uncover a dead, muddy landscape in the spring.

Our Davie landscaping team recommends using leaves as a compost in your gardens, or if you only have a few leaves on the ground you can mow over them. Better yet, call our team to take care of them for you! We’ll make sure that the leaves are removed from your grass and disposed of properly. You can enjoy a beautiful yard year-round with our help! Call and make an appointment with our Davie landscaping team today.