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Grumpy Gardener Tips

Almost December in the Southeastern United States and the leaves have not stopped falling from the trees. We understand that leaves littering your front lawn may prompt an afternoon of raking, but there’s an easier and more environmental way to clear your lawn—that is mowing the leaves instead of raking and bagging for disposal.
While raking is great exercise, and an excellent way to enjoy our cooler fall weather, mowing is the recommended because of the lasting benefit from the mulch.
Many lawnmowers now come with a mulching feature, so when the leaves are mowed, they becomemulch that enriches the soil below. The effect is noticed come springtime when the grass and other plants begin turning green again. But don’t take our word for it, the resident expert at Southern Living Magazine explains in the entertaining video provided below.