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The Conservation Commission wants you to know about the benefit of leaving your leaves on the ground rather than bagging them.
This fall, ditch the leaf blower, put aside your rakes and leave the leaves on the ground.
Why leave the leaves?
Here are some alternatives to bagging your leaves:
The key to a healthy lawn is healthy soil and good mowing, watering and fertilizing practices. Healthy soil contains high organic content and is teeming with biological life. Healthy soil supports the development of healthy grass that is naturally resistant to weeds and pests. In a healthy, fertile and well-maintained lawn, diseases and pest problems are rare. Leaving leaves on your lawn is a great way to start.