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leaves_sundos-schneider Good news: You don't need to rake your leaves.
by Marina Pitofsky – USA TODAY

We are seeing leaves turn beautiful fall colors and watch them fall to the ground. Many people are starting to make to do lists to prepare their home for the holidays, including yard work. This autumn, consider skipping the raking! The leaf litter acts as natural (and free!!) compost for trees and shrubs, as well as providing valuable habitat for many insects, which are a primary source of nutrition for birds in the winter.

“We each have an opportunity to take this personal action and think about how our own little piece of the earth, our own yards or our own gardens in our neighborhoods or communities, are all opportunities for us to do something good for nature,” Mizejewski said.

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