Answer: Turf has a difficult time thriving under live oaks and other semi-evergreen trees. Perhaps this is why some people have surmised that leaving leaves in the turf is detrimental.
However, I have mulched leaves from oaks, pines and many other types of trees for a number of years. It works fine! For best results, mow with a mulching mower to chop the leaves up as much as possible. This will speed decomposition and make them less visible in the meantime.
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