I should have done this weeks ago. My leaf mulching job went poorly this late fall, because machine to shred them broke. So a lot of the leaves I mulched plants with in the yard, have gradually scattered out again across the grass. Windy days, it doesn't stay in place. Bitter cold this week, tonight we are supposed to get snow and icy rain. I went out and used up two leaf bags sheltering the lilac, daylilies, cranesbill, hostas, salvia, dusty miller, little azalea and the sedums. In the back started raking up leaf litter that had collected in corners and against fences. This was a lot easier to heap around plants, as it was partly broken down and heavier being wet. It's a windless day so I expect all the leaves will stay in place and then snow hold them down, but I raked up the corners and shoved it around young euonymous
I noticed while I was out in the yard, that the evergreen shrubs against our lower deck look particularly vivid and healthy.
The only yard plants I ignored, not tucking into leaf litter, were the mums. Going to replace them with something else this year.