What is a pile of leaves? Ultimately, it’s garbage.
We put it on the curb, and it’s going to the dump, (compost if we’re lucky).
These impressive leaf piles and photos are by Don Davis. Read about his technique here.
What is landscaping? Landscaping says “Nature is beautiful, but I know how to make it even more beautiful, clean, and safe.” You can be fined for choosing not to engage in landscaping. Here are some photos that are used as examples of an “unkempt lawn”.