Get Our 4 Top Leaf Removal Tips and Make Fall Cleanup a Piece of Cake!

Autumn leaves are beautiful to look at when they create a striking crimson, orange and gold palette against the fall sky. But when they collect in piles all over your property, they block out sunlight and kill patches of your lawn, stain your concrete with their tannins, and create an ideal home for allergy-inducing mold and mildew.
The work-intensive rake isn't your only option for cleaning up this fall--from leaf blowers, to mulchers, we've got the breakdown of all the best leaf removal methods, along with the pros and cons of each to help you decide which one suits your needs, and tips to help you make leaf removal as easy as possible.
1. Find the Best Leaf Removal Method
If you have a small property with one small tree, a simple, inexpensive rake might be the way to go. But if you have a large property with several trees, a walk-behind leaf vacuum could be well worth the investment.
2. Beat Outdoor Mold and Mildew
Autumn rain and leaf buildup create a perfect environment for mold and mildew growth on outdoor surfaces, such as the bricks in the photo above. Wet & Forget Outdoor works with the wind and rain to eliminate mold and mildew and keep it from coming back for a year or more in most cases! No scrubbing, rinsing, bleaching, or pressure washing needed.
3. Conquer Fall Allergies
If you suffer from a mold allergy, try to delegate leaf removal to another family member or hire a gardener for the job, because fallen leaves commonly harbor mold, and the act of removing leaves releases mold spores into the air. If you have no choice but to remove the leaves yourself, wear a protective mask to filter mold spores while you remove the leaves, and shower and change clothes immediately afterwards.
4. Master your Fall Cleanup
While you're outside removing leaves and preparing your garden for winter, you might notice ugly black algae, damaging moss, stubborn lichen, gross green algae, or disgusting mold and mildew growing on your concrete, your deck, your bricks, or other outdoor surfaces. Fall is the perfect time to wipe out these ugly stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor!

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  • Carole Carole on Oct 30, 2014
    Don't forget all those lovely autumn leaves are great for the compost heap! Turn them into great soil for your garden beds and raised veg beds!

  • Laurie S Laurie S on Oct 20, 2018

    I absolutely LOVE your product "Wet & Forget"!! Not only does your product work amazingly also keeps the mold/mildew gone for years!!

    I was a bit skeptical when I purchased my first bottle of Wet & Forget, 5 yrs ago, and used it on our deck and siding.....but I have been amazed that any mold/mildew has NOT come back!!

    Wondrous product! I recommend it to everyone!!