How to Deal with Autumn Leaves!
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In many areas, autumn is the time of year when trees and other vegetation shed leaves. While the leaves will eventually decompose if left on the ground, you may want to speed up the process by breaking them down. Or, you may decide to collect the leaves and either recycle or dispose of them. However you decide to deal with your autumn leaves, you can make fall cleanup easier with a plan! PLAN AHEAD 1. Add landscaping near deciduous trees. Make beds with plants that like natural mulch near the trees in your yard that shed leaves.2. Decide if you need to collect the leaves. Several inches of leaf layer is natural and even an ecosystem.3. Rake pine needles first. You may want to separate pine shedding from deciduous leaves.4. Decide if you want to rake wet or dry leaves. Wet leaves will form a more stable pile, but they are also heavier to rake.