If you, or your close neighbours have deciduous trees then falling leaves can affect you. Deciduous trees are those that annually drop their lawns during Autumn. Why are they a problem? They do allow additional sunlight to reach your lawn plants during the cooler months but it’s the dropped leaves that are the issue.
Fallen leaves are nothing more the rotting plant material – they block sunlight to the turf underneath, hinder the oxygen, water and nutrients from getting where they need to go, and make the lawn below more susceptible to fungal diseases and pests.