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What to do with all those leaves?

(By Jared Hoyle, KSU Turfgrass Research and Extension)

I always like the changing seasons.  The cooler nights and mild days make great cool-season turfgrass growing weather.  Everyone has been aerifying, fertilizing, mowing, and seeding.  Everything is starting to turf green again from the past couple hot and dry months.

But with fall comes the leaves.  I really like the changing colors of the trees but shortly after they fall and make a mess.  So what does that do to your lawn.  Here is a great article by Ward Upham (KSU Research and Extension Rapid Response Hotline) that explains the best way to handle the leaves that fall on your lawn.

http://blogs.k-state.edu/turf/tree-leaves-and-turfgrass/