Don’t just clear the leaves off your lawn and walkways, remove them from around your property corners as well.
Fall is a good time to walk around your property, check your boundaries and move the leaves that fall and cover your markers. After many years of leaf cover, finding those points may become difficult.
If the corners are not visible, then they can get disturbed easier or boundary disputes can arise due to accidental improvements – such as cutting a tree that ended up being on your neighbors property.
In the photos are two examples.
The first photo is a drill hole in a stonewall that is covered with debris. Without knowing exactly where this is, you would have to measure down the wall from another known point. The second photo is the drill hole cleared of debris.
Once you know where your corners are, make a note or sketch so you can find them again. If your corner is in the lawn, maybe place a planter near the corner. If the point is in the woods consider placing a fence post near the monument. These suggestion can help you find your corners in the future.
I have mentioned this many times in the past, land is expensive ~ know your boundaries