THIS is why my husband threatens to cut down the beautiful magnolia tree.
It's messy, but oh so beautiful too. I try to convince him to leave the petals on the ground for a bit because they look nice there, like a pink blanket. He's not convinced and will be out there raking them up the minute he gets home I'm sure.
Honestly though, once they start decaying they can be very slippery. I wouldn't want the mail man to slip in our driveway and sue.