Autumn is a wonderful season. The changing leaves lend themselves well to budding young photographers. The change in weather creates wonderful shopping excuses. Of course I need a new jacket or that cute sweater—it’s getting cold outside. However, the one pitfall of autumn is the falling leaves. Ugh, yard work. Unless you plan on paying for someone to clean up that mess of a yard, you are in for some backbreaking pain. Don’t worry—I have a way to make it worth your while. Instead of raking up all of those leaves and sending them off to the local dumpster, invest in a compost pile. Okay creating a compost pile will require more yard work, but it’s worth it. Compost piles add nutrients to the soil and in return help maintain healthy plants. For those who have a green thumb or just want to see the world have healthier soil, then a compost pile sounds right for you.