Can you leave leaves?

It’s a debate. To take or not to rake. Here’s one article that says don’t need to rake.

Yes, you heard that right, leave the leaves where they lie. Although people often rake and bag leaves to prevent their lawns from being smothered and to make yards look better, in most cases, you’re fine not moving them. In fact, many environmental experts say raking leaves and removing them from your property is not only bad for your lawn but for the environment as a well. From – Raking Leaves? Drop the Rake and Stop What You’re Doing

It’s not necessary. Unless your leaves are diseased. I’ve seen piles of huge brown paper bags filled with leaves and dragged to the curb.

And will the unraked leaves smother the lawn? Kill the grass? addressed in this article (not unless you have mounds of snow weighing them down for an extended period)

Does looking at leaf litter bother you?

6 thoughts on “Can you leave leaves?

  1. Bothers me. I enjoyed raking leaves and in the old days we could burn them on the side of the road. Bagging is not fun, leaving them on the roadside for pickup was okay. I say rake them. dc

  2. I don’t rake my grass because it’s bad enough I have to shovel snow. I do sweep the sidewalk though, for the safety of others!

  3. Leaves are fine to stay where they are – until they get smooshed by the snow, and don’t let the grass breathe in the spring. My husband mulches them with the lawn mower.

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