I would inspect anything that's on sale to make sure it's healthy and strong and that next year's buds are set.
Unless you've got a heavy-duty blower, the easiest way to collect leaves is to rake them onto a big plastic tarp. Then you can drag them wherever they need to go.
I don't know why people don't do more yard work in September. Fall is the absolute best time to get things done, and it gives you a head start on spring.
All that has happened is Apple's patent has received final rejection, and that is a non-event. This is really making a mountain out of a molehill.
To grow a lawn that greens up naturally each spring and that resists drought and disease, you need to foster a strong root system.
You want a balanced slow-release fertilizer that feeds the roots throughout the fall and is still around to fuel the stems and leaves next spring.
Nurseries dig up fresh stock in the fall.
All that has happened is Apple's patent has received final rejection, and that is a non-event.
We need to have them playing as opposed to setting on the bench.