The fall season is upon us and many of us will spend a lot of weekends raking and dumping leaves onto the street for pickup. Instead of going through all that effort, why not try leaving them where they fall? There are many insects that winter over in the fallen leaves. As they break down over the course of the winter season, they also provide much needed nourishment for the soil. If you simply can’t stand to leave them where they fall, instead of dumping them into the street to be hauled away to the local landfill, why not try dumping the leaves around nearby trees to provide a mulch cover for their thirsty roots?