How does one navigate this situation? A band of roving do-gooders raked my f#$%ing front yard today. Now I have to go get the damn leaves and put them BACK over my perennials.

Does it get any weirder?

And what kills me is... the lawn that was UNDER the leaves is sooooooooooo much happier looking than the exposed stuff. As the landscape designer on the block- it's my job to challenge suburban tradition. Tear out your lawn, leave your leaves (after a little chopping).