Tackle those fallen leaves and twigs.
The most important part of any fall cleanup is removing leaves and twigs from your lawn and landscape beds. While this process may be tedious, it prevents pests from invading during winter months. Leaves left on the ground encourages mice, moles, and voles to make their homes in your lawn and ultimately destroy your turf.
If you have ever missed cleaning up your leaves before the first snowfall, you know what a pain it is removing them in the Spring. The leaves begin to break down and stick to the ground. Other than being a whole lot more work to remove, this causes the turf to be smothered and encourages mold and fungus to take hold. When the snow melts, recovering from a diseased and choked out lawn can be a challenging process.