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The leaves have already begun to decline and accumulate in yards , but experts advise that you should skip the raking, picking and burning of leaves in your yard this year. Leaves alone are a natural material that can be used as a lawn fertilizer. To get the most out of it, experts recommend leaving it on the grass and letting it rot during the fall and winter .As it decays, the leaves nourish the soil while undercutting the weeds. The leaves, in fact, are excellent compost. All you have to do is remember not to leave the whole leaves, but to chop, chop, or simply scoop out when dry enough to crack. If you skip this step, you run the risk of wet leaves turning moldy.There is another good reason why you should leave fallen leaves where you are. Animals … Cute little animals like reptiles, insects and other creatures like to use foliage for nesting and shelter. If the leaves do bother you in the yard, then it is best not to pack them in compostable bags that will fall apart with the leaves and turn into compost. 

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