Autumn reminder to sweep the leaves off of your wood deck and concrete patio.
Not only is it important and necessary to rake autumn leaves from your grassy lawn, it is also important to remove the leaves from your wood deck. Unattended leaves will stain the nice finish of your wood deck, particularly when they get wet. As inconvenient as it may be, you should sweep the leaves off of your deck frequently. Even daily if you possibly can. Think of wet leaves as teabags.
Wet leaves will leach the tannins from within and deposit them as unattractive stains on your nicely finished wood deck. They will also stain concrete just as easily.