All of those fallen leaves in your yard might be the key factor in turning your soil into that black-gold we all strive for. So don’t be so quick to clean them up and send them out to the curb with the garbage cans just yet.
All summer long, trees soak up nutrients and minerals from the soil and push that nutrition into the leaves. In the fall, when the tree drops its leaves, all those nutrients and minerals are still there. Additionally, fall leaves dry up fast because the tree has cut off their water and nutrient supply.