Shedding light on yard work

My four-year-old nephew has reached the stage in life when everything is interesting and he wants to learn the inner workings from his older and wiser Uncle Carson. We spent an afternoon doing some yard work and as I showed him all of my fun yard tools and how they worked, he constantly asked “but why?” to each of my demos. I realized afterward that most homeowners know what they should do when it comes to fall cleanup, but few know the real logic behind it.

Today I’m answering a few “but whys?” in hopes that it will shed a little light on why we do what we do when it comes to our outdoor yard work.

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