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Leaves (and Rodents, Fruit, Lawn, Fire, Air Rifles etc.)


By Wickerman2

2 years ago



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    “Leaves”

    • Hate them 27 votes
      41%
    • Love them 9 votes
      14%
    • Smoke them 15 votes
      23%
    • Rake them all and let the flying spaghetti monster sort them out 15 votes
      23%

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    #1 2 years ago

    The bane of home ownership.

    #2 2 years ago
    Quoted from Wickerman2:

    The bane of home ownership.

    I was expecting to see some picture of a giant pile of leaves or something on fire...

    This is not a very inspiring discussion starter.

    #3 2 years ago

    Leave me out of this.

    #4 2 years ago

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    #5 2 years ago

    I hate chestnuts way more. I can at least move leaves around and pick them up with a rake.

    #6 2 years ago

    I'm surprised my neighbor's haven't killed me yet. If anyone wants all the tree's in my front yard you can have them for the wood. Hate the leaves and the tree's have killed the grass.

    John P. Dayhuff
    Battle Creek, MI.
    269-979-3836

    #7 2 years ago

    I have a wooded area at the back of my house. All the leaves get blown and raked into that area.

    My main problem is keeping them out of the gutters. I've got covers, but stuff still seems to find its way in.

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from stangbat:

    keeping them out of the gutters.

    ha. I had to clean out our gutters earlier today. Leaves - good riddance.

    #9 2 years ago

    I blow them down the hill and make them Somebody else's problem. My neighbor does it.

    #10 2 years ago

    When they all drop at once is the worst

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    #11 2 years ago
    Quoted from Erik:

    When they all drop at once is the worst

    I disagree, If the damn things all dropped at once I would be done.

    #12 2 years ago

    I don't mind the leaves, but these guys with their backpacks first thing in the morning really piss me off sometimes.

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    #14 2 years ago

    This was round one of Leafageddon at my house. I swear there's a driveway under there somewhere. Round two was Acornageddon, which is worse because you will fall and die.

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    #15 2 years ago

    Dear God, what is that monster palm tree I see in the background? In Tennessee! Is it cold hardy?

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Dear God, what is that monster palm tree I see in the background? In Tennessee! Is it cold hardy?

    Looks like a banana?

    Fun thread, around here the leaves just stay in the trees all year round. One of my shots from the hood.

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    #17 2 years ago

    Where's the "mow them with the lawn" or "wait until a windy day makes them somebody else's problem" options?

    #18 2 years ago

    i would love to cut down every damn tree in my yard. wasnt bad when i had tractor to mow them up with... raking sucks

    #19 2 years ago

    So I'm not the only one? I love oaks in a park, not so much in my yard. Palm trees are great though. They never clog my gutters.

    #20 2 years ago

    Just finished cleaning up my yard this weekend. Filled up (26) 30 gallon bags this year.

    #21 2 years ago

    I have 26 Trees and pick up about 250 fifty (50) gallon bags every year. Good exercise for me. I love the shade they provide when it is 100 degrees here.

    #22 2 years ago

    Waiting for the last leave to drop from the trees. I like to rake the leaves into a pile then mulch with the lawnmower.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from rstrunks:

    26 Trees and pick up about 250 fifty (50) gallon bags every year

    #24 2 years ago

    Considering I'm a landscaper these just look like big piles of money on the ground to me.

    #25 2 years ago

    Leaves suck, but gumballs suck more. Those come down all year long. I would love to have a sit down with the homeowner that planted the two sweet gum trees on my lot, now very big. One is cracking my driveway and the other my patio.

    #26 2 years ago

    https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/07/the-best-leaf-blower/

    If your lawn is too large for leaf cleanup with a rake, we recommend the Worx WG520 Turbine Leaf Blower, a corded electric handheld blower that offers leaf-moving power on par with many gas models, at a fraction of the cost, weight, and noise. This conclusion comes after almost 100 hours of research and testing over the past three years, including hands-on time with 18 leaf blowers and the input of three pro landscapers with 52 years of combined experience. In our three years of leaf blower testing, the Worx is the most powerful electric blower that we've used.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Dear God, what is that monster palm tree I see in the background? In Tennessee! Is it cold hardy?

    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    Looks like a banana?

    Yup, those are banana plants. Since it just finally dropped below the 70s within the past week and we're still in the high 40s at night, they are still going strong and will last until the first few freezes. They never last the full year to be able to produce bananas, but they are nice shade for the greenhouse in the summer and my chickens love to destroy the 6' tall leaves.

    The 2 acres of ridges beyond the fence are mine and we don't touch the leaves there. I've got 3 100+ foot tall trees in the front yard that make it look like the driveway, and normally mulch them into the yard. But since it hasn't rained more than 1" since March here, my city is currently literally on fire, and we're under a red alert for air quality... I'm not doing anything. The grass is already crunchy and mostly dead anyway, so I'll get around to mulching/mowing them into the yard once I can breathe outside.

    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Dano:

    Considering I'm a landscaper these just look like big piles of money on the ground to me.

    Most positive outlook ever

    #29 2 years ago
    Quoted from blondetall:

    Yup, those are banana plants. Since it just finally dropped below the 70s within the past week and we're still in the high 40s at night, they are still going strong and will last until the first few freezes. They never last the full year to be able to produce bananas, but they are nice shade for the greenhouse in the summer and my chickens love to destroy the 6' tall leaves.
    The 2 acres of ridges beyond the fence are mine and we don't touch the leaves there. I've got 3 100+ foot tall trees in the front yard that make it look like the driveway, and normally mulch them into the yard. But since it hasn't rained more than 1" since March here, my city is currently literally on fire, and we're under a red alert for air quality... I'm not doing anything. The grass is already crunchy and mostly dead anyway, so I'll get around to mulching/mowing them into the yard once I can breathe outside.

    Yes, it looks bad, I read about it today in the WSJ. Hopefully it will break for you. Being in a drought sucks, as we know all too well over here. We've been in one for years with no end in sight.

    #30 2 years ago

    My selection would be:
    Mulch them

    #31 2 years ago

    I once said to a guy I work with "I have to go home and blow leaves" and he said "You know a guy named Leaves"

    #32 2 years ago

    My Walker mower with the grass handling system is like a vacuum cleaner for your lawn. This thing has been a game changer in my yearly battle with falling leaves!

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    #33 2 years ago

    Can I borrow that for a bit?

    #34 2 years ago

    I have 3 giant red Oaks, a massive silver maple, and a few others......I refuse to rake because my back won't take it. So, I got a gas blower and a rider with a bagger. Once a week I blow all the leaves out of the landscaping into the lawn and then drive around for 90min sucking up leaves.

    #35 2 years ago

    I live in heavily wooded surroundings. I mulch. I burn. I blow. Depends on my mood. But whatever I do, it takes gas!

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    #36 2 years ago

    As Uncle Gus said "now that's a fire!"

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from Yipykya:

    I live in heavily wooded surroundings. I mulch. I burn. I blow. Depends on my mood. But whatever I do, it takes gas!

    That fire is pretty aggressive for leaves. LOVE IT!

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from luch:

    As Uncle Gus said "now that's a fire!"

    Roll charlie around over there...

    #39 2 years ago

    wanna eat? wanna eat?

    #40 2 years ago

    A small leaf somehow made it onto the back arch plastic on my Flash. I'm just gonna leave it there for now.

    #41 2 years ago

    Having had 16 years of the annual fall punishment, this year I bought a Cyclone Rake. WOW what a joy! It has made the clean up easy and fun! Even in areas that I cannot get the mover into there is a detachable vacuum hose with a 17 foot reach. When I use it the wife drives the mover and I operate the vacuum. I highly recommend using one if you have a leaf problem. https://www.cyclonerake.com/

    #42 2 years ago

    In my yard, the leaves provide natural mulch and since we don't get much rain it of great benefit as it keeps the ground cool and moist and allows the upper feeder roots to thrive.

    #leavetheleaves

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    #43 2 years ago

    AVOCADOS RAINING FROM THE SKY??!?!?!?!??!?!! YUM....

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    AVOCADOS RAINING FROM THE SKY??!?!?!?!??!?!!

    You can thank the squirrels for that. They aren't happy just chewing on one, they feel the need to drop them all. Mostly before they are ready. I guess I should be thankful they leave me a few. Those bastards weren't around until a few years ago.

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    #leavetheleaves

    I "leaf" them in the flower beds and veggie area but a 2 feet deep pile of leaves covering the lawn can not stand.

    #leafwar2016

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    You can thank the squirrels for that. They aren't happy just chewing on one, they feel the need to drop them all. Mostly before they are ready. I guess I should be thankful they leave me a few. Those bastards weren't around until a few years ago.

    If they get dropped early like that, will they ripen up and be edible? Or are they ruined? If they are ruined, that would suck. If I had to choose between yummy avocados or the life of the squirrels----

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    In my yard, the leaves provide natural mulch and since we don't get much rain it of great benefit as it keeps the ground cool and moist and allows the upper feeder roots to thrive.
    #leavetheleaves

    Yeah go with that

    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    If they get dropped early like that, will they ripen up and be edible? Or are they ruined?

    They are ruined at that point as they won't ripen. Squirrels have become a real nuisance around here and serve no useful purpose that I can see.

    When I moved into my house there were two liquid amber trees in the front yard and another next door and it's roots were destroying my driveway so we had them all removed. That's one yearly mess I don't miss especially those little spiky balls it would drop and I turned my ankle and buckled a few times before they were gone. If anybody has this kind of tree near their house it would be wise to have it removed as the roots can do major damage to the foundation.

    #49 2 years ago

    My neighbor works offshore on a job by job basis. He is home now and will be for the winter. He loves to do yardwork and asked me if he could take care of my yard. I asked how much and he said "for free". The dude mows, edges and blows leaves for nothing. Damn I'm going to hat it when he goes back to work.

    #50 2 years ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    He loves to do yardwork and asked me if he could take care of my yard. I asked how much and he said "for free". The dude mows, edges and blows leaves for nothing.

    picturing him Edward Scissorhands-ing your shrubs...

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