If you own a property with plenty of trees on it, you’re very familiar with the age-old routine of raking leaves. Some people find it therapeutic, while others would prefer to do pretty much anything else. Is there anything that can be done to make this chore easier?

Of course! First of all, think about the reasons why we rake the leaves in the first place. The main reason is that too many leaves can block light from reaching the grass, preventing photosynthesis. Also, a thick bed of leaves locks in excess moisture, potentially leading to mold and insect growth. We bring this up because the main thing to keep in mind is that if you’ve only got minor leaf coverage, you’re probably ok. In fact, lots of people have found that mulching leaves and leaving them on the lawn – again, as long as it’s in moderation – is actually beneficial for grass growth.

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