Leaf removal is important for aesthetic as well as agronomic reasons. Although turf grass growth slows as the temperature drops, photosynthesis continues. The energy from this process is stored to be used the following spring. With leaves resting on your lawn, however, this process is inhibited. Basically, the leaves act as shade, blocking light that would be used in the photosynthesis process. Properly timed leaf removal will allow your lawn to breathe and to be well nourished. Hometown Landscape and Lawn offers leaf removal services between November and January.