Is Raking Leaves Necessary?

Raking leaves, or using a blower, is necessary because dead leaves can stifle cool-season lawn growth by depriving the grass of sunlight and can cause crown rot on perennial beds.

Keywords: raking leaves, fall maintenance, lawn care

About this Author

Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of "Home Media Magazine" and a regular entertainment contributor to various publications including "USA Today," "The Hollywood Reporter" and "San Diego Magazine." He has written travel stories for "San Diego Magazine," the "San Diego Union" and the Copley News Service. Arnold attended San Diego State University.