A yard full of leaves now could mean better gardening next season. It's all in how you look at it.
A few years ago, I wrote about Acute Leaf Raking Anxiety, a non-life-threatening condition that becomes widespread this time of year as homeowners fret over the task of constantly wrangling their leaves into nice, neat piles, despite such daily obstacles as wind, rain, darkness, trees with attachment issues, curb pickup deadlines and, God forbid, accumulating snow.
I'm here today to tell you I'm cured. That's right, 100 percent ALRA-free.
I can pull into my driveway at night and not be able to tell the concrete from the grass because it's all just one big blanket of leaves and not even flinch. ...