Have the leaves started coming down where you live? I’ve heard that certain parts of Canada have seen their first snow already, so I know that it’s just a matter of time before the deluge begins.
As it stands, we’ve already started round 1 of our Fall yardwork with the pine needles that have dropped from the giant evergreens behind our house.
This is just a small section. Did you know that evergreens lose roughly 1/3 of their needles in Fall? The first year we lived here I was sure the trees were dying for all the needles coming out, but it’s just part of their natural cycle, and my yearly frustration.
I’ve created a little Fall yardwork infographic for some of the chores that need to get done now if you want your yard and gardens to be lush and fertile come Spring:
I like to start at the top and work my way down so that any water being used is multi-purposed for both cleaning and watering.
Most of the tasks are self-explanatory, but there is one task in that list that most of us hate, but it has to get done…
I don’t know about you, but we have to rake once for the pine needles and a second and sometimes even third time after the leaves have fallen from the trees.
The rakes get jammed up with leaves and pinecones, my hands get blisters and callouses and my back usually protests for a day after I’m done – so this year I contacted my buddies at WORX® Tools and asked if they could help me out of my misery.
Look what they sent me!
Up until recently you had to buy a blower and a leaf vacuüm as separate tools, but WORX® has come up with a combination leaf blower, leaf mulcher and leaf vacuüm IN ONE!
Seriously – one machine, all three jobs.
I was already a fan of WORX® Tools (remember my pole saw?), but this invention cut my Fall yardwork down by hours. Truly – HOURS, and I’m only at round 1 of the leaves!
I started by testing out the vacuüm system on the pine needles – and while they were dry, they do have a bit of sap at the tip of every single needle making them more difficult to pull up from the grass.
The WORX® Turbine Fusion vacuumed them up without a problem. (note: I would normally vacuüm in neat rows, but I was desperately trying to keep my rear-end from facing the camera.)