How Last Fall’s Leaves Can Bring Springtime Disaster

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As we head into the spring months, many people begin to realize the consequences of their fall yard cleanup or, for many, their lack of fall yard cleanup. With the hectic and abnormal year we’ve had, many homeowners neglected fall yard work to focus on their children’s’ distance learning, grocery deliveries, or simply getting through the pandemic. Though these are all perfectly reasonable excuses, they don’t negate the fact that an unkempt yard does not make for a pleasant springtime. For the health and safety of your family, now is a good time to consider hiring a professional to do your yard cleanup.

A Better Spring from Fall

Leaving your leaves in your yard instead of raking them into bags may not seem like a big deal, but, in fact, it presents several hazards to the safety of your home and the health of your family. Leaves begin to decompose during the wet winter months. Because sunlight and movement are also scarce in Oregon yards during this time, the leaves become a breeding ground for mold and fungus. This results in heightened allergy symptoms in the springtime, as well as significant breathing problems for those with asthma or other immune system issues.

A Boost of Leaf Cover

The underbelly of the leaf cover provides an excellent spot for rodents and other small animals to make their nests. If they choose to do so close to your home, you could easily find yourself with an indoor infestation come springtime. Many animals breed at this time, and the result could be a family of mice bringing diseases into your basement.

The best course of action is to clear the leaves as soon as possible. However, you don’t have to do it yourself. The professionals at Advanced Tree and Landscaping provide the best landscaping maintenance in the Medford area, and we are ready to serve you. Contact us today to set up an appointment.