That is actually how we do our regular lawns. Seems to work out better that way. We don't go crazy in the beds until the very last visit of the year but we do get them blown out roughly into the lawn before we clean and cut the lawn. This is the two neighbors we did today. Ignore the uncut ditches. We just had 6 to 7" of rain from hurricane Sandy so the ditches were muddy and still had water laying in them.