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Old 10-05-05, 08:06 PM
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do you rake or mow your leaves?

Im bored
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I mow in a circle and blow the leaves to the outer edges.
Old 10-05-05, 08:22 PM
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I use a Leaf-blower to throw them into the street for the leaf-sucker to come pick them up.

You're bored. I'm lazy.
Old 10-05-05, 08:25 PM
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I mow. Screw raking just to have it blow right back into the yard. Although mowing it keeps it in the yard too.
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leaves I don't have enough to bother with
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No, I leave them for the kids to play in.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
I mow. Screw raking just to have it blow right back into the yard. Although mowing it keeps it in the yard too.
unless you use the bagger
then it puts the leaves in the neighbor's yard
Old 10-05-05, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Kittydreamer
No, I leave them for the kids to play in.
Ever had a bunch of dog doo mixed in a pile of leaves and then noticed kids were playing in them? It's a terrible sight. And quite stinky.
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unless you use the bagger
then it puts the leaves in the neighbor's yard
I just mulch them. You can't see them once I mow/mulch. It's that they are technically still there Free yard steroids
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If they are real thick, I'll rake the easy ones onto a blanket then bag them.

If they aren't too thick, I'll mow the grass with the bagger, putting the clippings / chopped up leaves into bags.

We have free leaf bags / leaf bag pickup here.
Old 10-06-05, 09:02 AM
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mow/mulch

call me the lazy yardman.......
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I rake up the magnolia leaves, mow the rest.
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Originally Posted by 12thmonkey
mow/mulch

call me the lazy yardman.......
ditto...gets tough on the lawnmower when it starts raining leaves in the yard, so the I use the leafblower and they migrate over into the neighbor's yard
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No. The wind usually blows them away, for the most part. I'm pretty conscientious about mowing and trimming my lawn during the summer. But I'll be damned if I'm going to be out doing yardwork once fall comes.
Old 10-06-05, 01:27 PM
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Mow with bagger.
Old 10-06-05, 01:43 PM
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I let our gardener do it. Our one-armed gardener.
Old 10-06-05, 02:06 PM
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I blow... $190 a month on HOA fees to take care of them for me
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I mow the ones on the grass early on, during the current low leafage period... but once the major leaf droppage is over, I'll do one big rakeage of the entire yard / planting areas, etceterage.
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I mulch them.....
Old 10-06-05, 04:27 PM
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190 a month?!?! holy crap.

anyway...

I mow them. I like the crinklecrinkle sound, and my mulching mower does a pretty good job of chopping them up, and I despise raking.

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