We debunk the leaves on lawn question and ask if it is actually good for your grass

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There have been rumours circulating lately that leaves on lawns are a good thing that can actually be beneficial for your grass — but is there any truth to be found in this belief?

While a blanket of leaves covering your garden might do nothing appearance-wise for your beautiful lawn ideas, some people believe they can do the grass good, feeding it with nutrients over the colder months. Others dismiss this idea, insisting that it is far better to pull out the rake and get rid of them as quickly as possible.

David Hedges-Gower
David Hedges-Gower

David Hedges-Gower is the UK's most trusted lawn expert. He is the chairman of The Lawn Association, an educational platform for homeowners, professionals and media. In addition, David has recently launched True Garden Range, the worlds first 2-in-1 fertilisers and soil conditioners, made from composted recycled food waste.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.