Do you blow

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    Oct 22, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    ...fallen leaves? icon_razz.gif Or do you rake them?
    Definitely a raker here, for the exercise and to hear the "music" of the blades scraping the grass. Too bad you can't broom leaves into the gutter and burn 'em any more, that smelled so good.
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    My lawn service takes care of them.
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    Grind the up with the lawn mower.
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:16 PM GMT
    I just leave them on the ground where they belong. I'm not really sure where this incessant need to bag up natural fertilizers came from icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    I'm traditional. i usually rake them up
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    Rake 'em and stuff em....
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    Oct 22, 2011 4:48 PM GMT
    The lawn mower sucks them up when the lawn is mowed & they just go into the bag. This city has a service where you can leave them in a pile at the curb and they'll come once a week and get them (plus branches or trimmings) which is a good option.
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    I'm definately a blower. But I use a rake on the leaves.icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    I used to .. funny-gifs-kill-it-with-fire.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
    Rake, blow and mulch.
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    You sound like quite the master raker icon_wink.gif

    Either that or you're a serial rakist icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    I discovered the best method when I rented a house in town, many years ago. Do nothing.
    The covering of leaves kills off the grass so I didn't need to mow that any more for the year.
    The neighbors all cleaned up their leaves.
    First big wind storm of the winter, all my leaves were dispersed evenly around the neighborhood. There were virtually none left in my yard. icon_biggrin.gif

    Now that I have my own place: I do nothing. I'm surrounded by woods for miles in every direction. The wind blows 30 mph. Nothing that I can do would make the slightest difference.
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    Rake!
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Just bought an outdoor vacuum/blower at Home Depot that sucks up all the leaves, shreds them, and shoots em into a bag so I can dispose of em easily. What used to take like 3-4 hours now takes about 30 minutes to an hour.. Greatest thing I've bought all year..
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    Oct 22, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    I live on Cape Cod... The Brazilians take care of it... but MAN can they BLOW.

    ... and suck too!

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    Oct 22, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    rake, jump in them, repeat, compost
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    Oct 22, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    i pick them up one by one and paste them in my scrap book . pretty.
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 22, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    Blow, rake, compost, plant tomatoes, eat tomatoes, shit, water treatment plant, water trees, trees grow leaves, leaves fall, and then we start the process over.
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    Oct 22, 2011 7:14 PM GMT
    Blow them so hard they land in the neighbors' yards LOL
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    That sounds like midwest and east coast witchcraft. On the west coast we have no such thing as an autumn or fallen leaves icon_confused.gif
  • Vaughn

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    Oct 22, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    We don't have trees here.
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:24 PM GMT
    I usually blow them myself (the leaves). It's too expensive to hire someone to do it for you!
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    The leaves are not falling too heavy yet so I can still get away with mowing and dumping the clippings into a couple paper lawn bags to go out with the trash. When they start falling heavy I will just blow them to the curb and the city will will come by with a street sweeper. It's not a major job. My house is in an old neighborhood with small yards and houses just a few feet apart.
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
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    Oct 22, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    First I mow then, then rake them up. It takes up a lot less room in bags and the sanitation guys will be more likely to remove it all at once.
    I used to use them as mulch but they choke out the spring-bulb plants.