You’ve already come to know and love your GizMow Automower® for getting you Mow Out of Life™. All summer long, the quiet whir of your robot mowed for you while you chilled with an iced beverage. Now that the fall season is upon us, colder weather puts grass into hibernation. But your robotic lawn mower isn’t quite ready to hibernate with your lawn! Did you know that lawnmower robots do leaf duty, too? Read on to learn how leaves (and lawn robots) improve your lawn.
Leaf Mulch Leads to Healthier Grass
While it takes time to build a healthy lawn, steps you take now will continue to build a healthy base. Maybe you’ve already heard about the importance of gently reintroducing clippings back into your lawn. The biomaterial acts as a feed, providing nutrients essential for healthy grass. Well, chopped leaf material can do the same job. It may not completely eliminate the need for fall fertilizing treatments, but mulching leaves can greatly reduce the costs.
Avid gardeners know that St. Louis sits squarely in the U.S Department of Agriculture’s 6a hardiness region. Which means our winters’ frigid weather and ice will affect grass nearly as much as the inadvertent plowing. (It’s okay, we’ve all done it once or twice.) Mulched leaves provide an extra layer of protection against Old Man Winter (and the old man’s snowblower).
Save Your Back
The time-honored tradition of manually raking leaves each fall looks much better on the cover of a Saturday Night Post. Most have fond childhood memories of jumping into piles of leaves, oblivious to the expressions the adults who just did the raking. In fall evenings of yesteryear as an adult, you may recall the distinct odor of necessary muscle reliever ointments. The unnatural positions and repetitive motion of raking leaves is murder on your back muscles.
Unfortunately, other options aren’t much better for dealing with dead leaves either. Leaf blowers get them off the lawn or sucked into bags but wastes the opportunity for organic gardening. Just leaving leaves where they lay (say that three times fast) without mulching is a bad plan. Wet soggy leaves bog down grass and create dead, dirt patches in your yard.
Wouldn’t it be nice if, just like summer, you can hang out and enjoy a beverage with already raked leaves? (Only this time perhaps a mulled cider with nippy weather in the forecast.) Your robot can do more than save your lawn, it can also save your back! By scheduling a leaf mulch just like you would a mow, you bring your A Game to the fall, too. Then you can just sit back and reap the rewards some more.
Could it be that you do not already own a GizMow Automower®? Again, no judgement, we all make mistakes. There’s still time this season to get with the program and save your back. The good people at GizMow will come do a home consultation to make sure you have the right model for your yard. Call them today at 314-&-GIZMOW or fill out the online form to Get Started.