I rake them evenly on the lawn/garden. The ground is uneven, and there are enough plants, so that the leaves don't really blow arround much. Rain and snow break them down quickly. In Spring, I have a nice layer of mulch - scoop a hole in it and plant a plant. OR sow white clover into it and have the greenest "lawn" ever. Any large clumps of leaves attached to twigs/small branches I bag for pick-up.
We actually just blow the leaves into the wooded area behind my house. Is this good or bad Wilbur Girl?