Fall is coming soon. Sadly, this also means getting out and grabbing a rake. This year, however, experts suggest grabbing a lawnmower instead.
In an interview with CBS Minnesota, Turf grass specialist Sam Bauer of the University of Minnesota Extension says grinding fallen leaves is beneficial for the grass. Like chewing your food before you swallow, mowing the leaves breaks them down into mulch sizes, allowing the soil to absorb their nutrients faster. The result is healthier, greener grass come spring.