For many people, Autumn is their favorite season. The crisp but comfortable temperatures and bright leaves are a highlight. Unfortunately, those leaves often wind up turning into a chore that most homeowners would prefer not to deal with – raking the lawn.
If you’re such a homeowner, what alternatives are there? Well, you might consider not raking every last leaf. Having moderate leaf cover can actually be beneficial for your lawn. Or, you could use a leaf blower, which, despite being an initial investment, could be considerably less manual labor.
Or, you could simply use your lawnmower. Most lawnmowers have an available bagging attachment, which essentially turns your lawnmower into a giant outdoor vacuum. Or, you could consider mulching the leaves with your lawnmower. While it may take a few passes to cut the leaves into small enough pieces, some species of leaves have actually been shown to discourage weed growth.