We spent most of our last Saturday raking leaves. & guess what we are going to do again this next Saturday. With 5 big leafy trees we will never stop racking leaves. I love the trees in the summer time but they are evil when they make me get out and actually burn some calories. Why did we buy a house that needs so much maintenance?! I was spoiled as a kid we did not not needed to rake leaves growing up, we had pine trees. I now know why my parents were smart and planted leafless trees.