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View Poll Results: What to do with leaves:
Rake/sweep them up. 8 12.12%
Mow/mulch them up. 19 28.79%
Leave them to rot. 4 6.06%
I'm a lucky bastard with a yard without leaves. 12 18.18%
Burn them. 15 22.73%
Make a heap pile. 6 9.09%
Bag them/leave them by the road for pickup 2 3.03%
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Old August 28th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #21
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Mow them, but hook up the bagger. Bag them and leave them on the street for pickup.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #22
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In my neighborhood we just rake them into the street 2 days a year in the fall and the city comes with a vacuum truck and gets them all on those 2 days.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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I am really just wondering when they started picking up leaves around us because that would be great!
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Old August 28th, 2013, 07:16 PM   #24
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Drink beer and see if they take care of themselves
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Old August 28th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #25
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Tying the walk behind leaf blower to the riding mower + woods all the way around my house = easy leaf clean up.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #26
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We have 2+ acres with dozens of trees, I blow them into the woods on the edge of the property with one of these. Only thing we've found that can take care of the leaves as deep as they get. Gets rid of all the twigs and pine needles too, and throws a plastic lawn chair a hell of a distance.

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Old August 28th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #27
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Old August 28th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #28
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We rake and bag our leaves. I usually do about 25 or 30 bags. It's a good work out too.
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Old August 28th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #29
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Blow them into the neighbor on the east of your houses yard and blame it on the wind.
I built a brush pile fence for my "like kind" neighbor.........now the jerk is all pissed off............
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Old August 28th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #30
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I mulch mine with the mower, this year I may use the tow behind sweeper and pile the clippings around my pine trees.
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pay me to bring my big boy toys over....i will re invest said income into a sweet wheelering rig

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Old August 29th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #32
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I am really just wondering when they started picking up leaves around us because that would be great!
That would be great for me if they did that around your road and Mason road. I often drive there and most people seem to burn the leaves in the ditch by the road, nearly suffocating the unsuspecting driver (me :) ).

This would not work for me though. I would have to drag my leaves over 1000 feet to the curb, I would rather leave them in the heap pile to make compost.
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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:44 PM   #33
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and of course fill the garden with some for composting.
Provides a great environment for slugs...
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Old August 30th, 2013, 01:40 PM   #34
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Provides a great environment for slugs...


And moles LOVE slugs..............
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My heap pile so far this year:
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Picked up a walk behind blower off of craig's list. Did my entire yard in 30 min... Last time, tried raking, it took the better part of 2 days.
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trac vac behind the rider...
similer to this, then dump in the trees off to the side of my yard

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long range plan.....cut down all trees. next year, no leaves, no problem
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trac vac behind the rider...
similer to this, then dump in the trees off to the side of my yard


One of these wouldn't make 1 pass thru my yard before it was over loaded. Township makes burning illegal.........I keep a beater rider with "ninja" blades just for fall cleanup. then plow the shit to the end of the driveway with the CJ's 6' snowplow and pay to have it hauled away.
I've been cutting down trees every year for the past 10 years. Firewood , anyone?
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One of these wouldn't make 1 pass thru my yard before it was over loaded. Township makes burning illegal.........I keep a beater rider with "ninja" blades just for fall cleanup. then plow the shit to the end of the driveway with the CJ's 6' snowplow and pay to have it hauled away.
I've been cutting down trees every year for the past 10 years. Firewood , anyone?
wow, you must have a long yard then, this will hold about 20x the sweeper that CC says he uses...
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