1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation about enhanced efficiency fertilizers with the experts at Koch Turf & Ornamental in the Fertilizer Application forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Will mulched magnolia leaves kill grass?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Port City Lawncare, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Port City Lawncare

    Port City Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 75

    Someone tell me this is the most far-fetched reasoning for discontinuing services.
     
  2. Josey Wales

    Josey Wales LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    I would think not directly. Magnolia leaves take such a long time to decompose though that I would think that it may contribute to thatch. Thus indirectly affecting the health of the grass that way.

    Perhaps a lawn with lots of mulched Magnolia leaves would require more dethatching or aeration. My best guess. :)
     
  3. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    Nope, I have 2 decent sized magnolias in my back yard. And I've had bigger ones at other clients' properties. Always mulch the leaves into the lawn (side discharge). Never have a thatch problem in those areas, or others for that matter. Always need to aerate the whole lawn, but no more so in those areas than the rest ;). Those sections of the lawn are just as healthy as the rest.
     
  4. HacMan91

    HacMan91 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    No problems here with magnolias, just a mess to mulch.
     

Share This Page