The leaves are turning into their beautiful fall colors – yellows, oranges, and reds here in the Pacific Northwest. And they’re falling, falling, falling.
That doesn’t work for me. I like to rake leaves as they fall, when they’re nice and fluffy. Also, it’s often warmer outside if you start earlier.
I have bad memories raking thick mats of leaves, in the cold and in the dark.
Which method is best?
Leaves left on your lawn can smother your grass. Learn2Grow says leaves should be removed or mulched – finely chopped – regularly throughout fall to avoid lawn damage. And it adds:
Leaves also can be slippery on sidewalks and driveways, and moss – also slick – can grow under them.
So, happy raking.
We’re having great sunny weather here. I raked some leaves, but need to do more so that I don’t experience that cold, wet nightmarish leaf racking experience.