My Yard In Winter, Canton, NC - 2013
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I'm not one of those guys who is fanatical about lawn care. I like my yard to look neat, but hey, I have other things to do. I keep my yard mowed in the summer; I rake the leaves (most of them, anyway) in the fall. That's about as fastidious as I get about it.
So right now you'll find a few leaves left in my yard, and they'll probably still be there when I crank up the lawn mower for the first time next spring. The yard doesn't look too bad does it?