Raking leaves can burn anywhere from 350-450 calories per hour. That said, if you have a commercial property or a large lawn, you’ll burn out on this fall cleanup project after a few hours of raking, twisting, bending, and walking. Rather than let your property look unkempt because your back is sore from raking, why not invest in professional leaf removal services?
Why Hire a Pro for Leaf Removal?
You may wonder if it is really necessary to hire someone for leaf removal. Given enough time, can’t you rake all the leaves yourself or even pay a neighbor’s kid to do it for you? You could try this approach. However, leaf raking is hard work. If you are elderly or have a pre-existing health condition, it may not be feasible for you to rake. A local kid might not be reliable or might not do a very good job. This wastes time and money.
Meanwhile, leaves collect on your lawn and smother the grass underneath. As leaves sit on the grass and in garden beds, they can kill plants underneath or foster fungus and mold. With the Zika virus causing alarm throughout North America, let’s not forget that wet leaves make a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos.
You may have another nasty surprise come spring when your lawn begins coming in with bare patches. By letting leaves sit too long, you stressed out your lawn and killed off some of the grass. The costs of cleaning up and reseeding your yard in spring will be higher as a result of trying to save a few dollars.
Hire a Pro for Leaf Removal
When you contract with a landscaping company to remove your leaves in the fall, they will come out with the right equipment to get the job done quickly. Landscapers usually rake leaves into a tarp, haul away the leaves, then use a leaf blower to get leaves away from your house, off your driveway, and out of sight. This makes the cost of leaf removal far more affordable than you might expect, especially when you consider the reduced amount of work you will do in spring because you took care of the fall landscaping duties.
Charges for professional leaf removal typically go by the hours spent on the job and total amount of leaves you need removed. To save on costs, do not schedule any leaf removal services until your trees have dropped a good portion of your leaves their leaves.
Having leaves removed professionally can be a stress-free way to get your business place ready for the busy holiday season or make your yard picture-perfect when you’re hosting Thanksgiving. Since landscaping service providers can get busy during the fall, it’s recommended to schedule this service in advance, especially if you have a time constraint.
At Lawn Masters, we provide progressive and one-time leaf removal services. See how easy it can be to get your leaves removed professionally and call us for a quote.