Do you know why the Americans use the word Fall when they’re talking about Autumn? Yes, you got that right: almost all the leaves fall in the Autumn. Most of them anyway.
If you’re a homeowner and you have trees growing on your property, now is the right time to deal with the problem of fallen leaves. When I was a kid I enjoyed jumping up and down in huge piles of leaves, right before my parents and their neighbors set them on fire. I used to love that smell of burning leaves, it still reminds me of the coming winter.
Back in the day, people were minding their own business, now everything is about pollution and global warming… Heck, I think somebody would call 911 if I’d try to burn some leaves in my backyard.
Moving along with the story, I must tell you that there are ways to use dead leaves for constructive purposes, rather than see them as a back breaking problem or setting them on fire. I’m saying that because fallen leaves are actually a huge and rarely exploited natural resource, a real blessing if you’re well versed in the forgotten arts of using fallen leaves.