Make sure you clean up all your leaves in the fall. They are much more difficult to clean up in the spring and when left on your grass over winter, will not only look unsightly, but will like kill your grass. Also, be sure to blow leaves out of your stone areas and other landscape areas covered with various aggregates as riverstone or crushed brick. If left there for an extended period, they will not only discolour the aggregates but will break down and provide a media source for weeds to thrive.
Save yourself a ton of work, do as I do. blow all the leaves out of your landscape and onto the grass, get your mower out, take off the bagger, close the flap so the leaves can’t shoot out, and mulch away! You can then rake up areas with excessive debris left behind and the rest is fine!