I used to love making leaf piles and jumping into them when I was a kid and didn't understand why my dad was such a killjoy about raking leaves in the fall. Now my boy is always pushing me to make him some leaf piles to jump into (and spread all the leaves around in the process). Now I'm the killjoy.
The silver lining is that at least leaves are a decent material to compost - which is good for the garden, but the trouble is the amount I can compost is a mere tithe of the quantity that ends up in our yard. At least we have city-sponsored leaf pickup, and they'll pick up leaves you leave curbside on certain dates. There's a burn ban in town, and I don't mind my taxes going towards paying for this useful service.
Does anyone here still burn their leaves? (I love the scent of burning leaves hanging in the crisp autumn air on a sunny Saturday afternoon)
or do you live in an apartment or condo where that's taken care of for you?
What do you do with your leaves?