Leave them be?

As the leaves blanket the ground in stunning shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, experts say to think twice before bagging them up. 

That said, perhaps your neighbor with the meticulous lawn may disagree.

Changing climate changes colors

Climate change means that the Great Lakes region’s trademark red, orange and yellow fall leaves will be more intense for a shorter period in the next decade. 

The warming climate will also cause the leaves to change later in the season, scientists say.