Here’s why you shouldn’t rake your leaves — according to an expert

If your weekends are spent raking leaves in your backyard, you’ll be relieved to know that fallen leaves can actually be good for your lawn. 

Besides knowing other ways to use fallen leaves, experts suggest that we should also skip the raking to simply leave the leaves for a healthier yard. Considering that excessive layers of leaves can smother and suffocate the grass blades, this idea may seem a little counter-productive. However, shredded dry leaves left as a natural mulch has several benefits for your lawn, as well as overwintering protection for a number of insects. 

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