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How do you remove tree leaves in the fall?

 
 
Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:19 am
When the tree leaves start falling in the Fall, how do you get rid of them?

Do you put them in the garbage?

Do you compost them?

Do you burn them?

Do you leave them on the ground until the wind blows them away, maybe into your neighbor's yard?

Do you just let them stay on the ground until they rot away?

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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:21 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
mulching mower, rake them into rows and run them over
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:23 am
I have a leaf eater/shredder/composter which gets emptied into the garden.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:28 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Get rid of them?

Blasphemy!

Leave 'em where they fall. That's the most natural approach - and usually healthiest for the tree.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:50 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,

i let 'em sit there over the winter.
come spring (or whenever the ground finally thaws) we rake and bag...
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 11:59 am
@Region Philbis,
we don't have that problem.

you would have to catch them to bag them.

most of mine wind up somewhere in Oklahoma, I think...
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 12:26 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
I have a gardener who comes once a week and cleans up the leaves as they fall until the beginning of November. Then, they give it a month and come back in early December for a final mega cleanup (I am surrounded by tall oak trees--lotsa leaves).
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 12:40 pm
Mulching yard-vac. I have a couple mesquite trees.

I also rake my sand at least once a year.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 02:33 pm
First we go over the lawn with the lawnmover.
Next heap I sweep up with a big brush - faster than to rake
The last ones I leave where they are and sooner or later the wind will move them under the trees again where they are just left.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Oct, 2010 07:35 pm
best use for autumn leaves.
Rake leaves into BIG piles. Hide small children in piles. Pretend to not know where child is. get BIG surprse when child pops out of pile of leaves.
Rinse and repeat.

I have a photo of that somewhere .
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 10:42 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
When I was a kid, I live with my parents on a huge ass farm, and had about 1 acer of grass lawn, used a short toothed rake which was kinda useless for gathering leaves as it would become stuffed with leaves, grass and moss, later I got a long toothed rake doing the job excellently, but taking so long, very later I used a garden tracktor with a leaf gather module, really making it easy and fast.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 10:50 am
@HexHammer,
How was that huge grass lawn irrigated?

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HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 11:46 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:

How was that huge grass lawn irrigated?
Usually Denmark have sufficient rain to support a lawn, because we have a cool climate, rarely struck by heat waves.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 12:24 pm
@HexHammer,
I noticed that when my daughter, son and I drove through Sweden and by bus in Denmark in August, 1969. The countrysides were so green and well-kept. IF I couldn't live in American, I would want to live in those two countries.

Where in Denmark do you live?

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:10 pm
@Ticomaya,
I need one of those..
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HexHammer
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:16 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:

I noticed that when my daughter, son and I drove through Sweden and by bus in Denmark in August, 1969. The countrysides were so green and well-kept. IF I couldn't live in American, I would want to live in those two countries.

Where in Denmark do you live?
East coast 30 km north of Copenhagen our capital city Smile
saab
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:23 pm
@HexHammer,
You really live in a nice part of Själland.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 01:58 pm
@HexHammer,
We spend all of our time in Copenhagen. In Sweden, I drove throughout the country in my 1969 blue Saab Sonett.

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saab
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 02:02 pm
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Where did you go in Sweden?
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sun 3 Oct, 2010 02:08 pm
@saab,
Sjælland

Island in Denmark. Located between the Kattegat strait and the Baltic Sea, Sjælland is the largest (2,715 sq mi [7,031 sq km]) and most populous island (pop., 1990 est.: 1,972,711) of Denmark. Copenhagen is its major city. Two fjords break the irregular coastline of the island, and fine beaches line its northern shore. It has many Stone Age and Viking relics, including the Viking fortress of Trælleborg (c. 1000), as well as medieval churches, castles, and manor houses. Grain and livestock farming, fishing, and tourism are major industries.
 

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