Last fall when my husband gave me his kidney we had a foot of leaves on the ground. We were just trying to take care of ourselves and my next door neighbor complained to the city about our leaves. He knew what we were going through. If it bothered him so much he could have cleaned them himself, just like a few months before he decided my peonies and bridal wreath bush were unsightly so he mowed them down and dug up the roots. I used to have tons of beautiful flowers. Now I only have perennials and lots of weeds.