If you have already raked up your leaves on your property in Ada, MI this season (or you are planning to do so), you may not know exactly what to do with them. Firstly, you must never burn your leaves or throw them away in your everyday trash. Instead, you could either sign up for a curbside leaf pickup service or schedule full-service professional leaf removal. Either of these options will make leaf removal season less stressful and much more convenient for you.

What should you NOT do with your leaves?

Here are a few things you should avoid doing when removing leaves you've collected from your property.

  • Don't burn your leaves: Besides the fact that it is actually illegal in Michigan, burning leaves releases a number of harmful gases and particles into the air. These gases and particles can be unsafe to inhale. Because the smoke from burning leaves is so hazardous, it is never a good idea to discard your leaf piles this way.
  • Don't throw your leaves away in your normal trash: When you put your bags of collected leaves in your everyday garbage, they are taken to the landfill where they will create methane (a greenhouse gas) as they start to break down. Also, because the leaves will either be in plastic trash bags or simply laying amongst the other garbage in the landfill, they will not be able to properly decompose; so, when you throw away leaves, they are in the landfill to stay and cannot be recycled, reused, or composted.

Curbside leaf removal is the way to go if you have already raked up your leaves.

Curbside leaf removal truck picking up piles of leaves in Kentwood, MI.

Curbside leaf pickup services are an easy way to make leaf removal season more convenient. If you have already raked up your leaf piles, all you have to do is make a phone call to your local lawn and landscaping company to schedule curbside leaf removal. Then, your leaves will be sucked up with a vacuum truck. With curbside leaf removal, you no longer need to worry about where to drop off your leaves or how to get the city to come and pick them up for you.

If you haven't raked up your leaves yet, consider full-service professional leaf removal.

For property owners who don't have time or the ability to rake leaves (or those who simply don't want to), you don't have to! Instead, you can call your local lawn and landscaping company to schedule full-service leaf removal. Full-service leaf removal is even more convenient than curbside leaf removal because you don't even have to rake first; your local lawn maintenance professionals will do everything from collecting your leaves to properly discarding them. Full-service professional leaf removal is the way to go if you want leaf removal season to be as easy as possible.

When scheduling leaf removal, confirm that the service includes blowing leaves out of your landscape beds to ensure that all of your leaves are taken care of.

Call us to schedule our curbside or full-service leaf removal today!

Truck with vacuum used for leaf removal service handled by professionals in Marne, MI.

Taking care of your leaf piles can be a big hassle whether you have already raked them up or not. Take the stress out of leaf removal and call our team at Rose Landscape Services. We offer both curbside leaf pickup and full-service leaf removal to make removing your leaf piles as convenient as possible for you. Our team has been providing premium leaf removal services to property owners in Grand Rapids, Ada, Cascade, and nearby areas in Michigan since 2003. Our lawn and landscaping experts are reliable, hard-working, and committed to providing you with exceptional service. If you are interested in our curbside leaf pickup or full-service leaf removal, call us at (616) 293-0361 to schedule today!