Desert landscaping is meant to be simultaneously hardy and aesthetically pleasing. One of the most frustrating things about desert landscaping, however, is trying to clean up after plants that are dropping their leaves and blooms. In no time at all, your beautiful, clean rockscape has a layer of needles and dried out leaves over the top of it. It’s not something that you can just rake up—the leaves are too small—and it’s not something that will just go away. Over time, it will just build up more and more. So how do you clean up your rockscape? A leaf blower. That’s right, it’s as simple as blowing the leaves away!
Keep in mind, however, that the leaves have to go somewhere, and you do not want to be a nuisance to your neighbors. For the backyard, we recommend blowing the leaves onto your patio area, and then sweeping them up. For the front yard, you can either blow them onto your driveway, or into the street right in front of your house. Make sure to get out the broom and sweep them up right away though. Not only do you want to avoid making a mess, you never know when the wind is going to pick up and undo your hard work.
Don’t have a leaf blower? Don’t have the time? Give your Showcase Land Care—your Las Vegas landscaping specialists—a call! We look forward to serving you.
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