Actually lawnmower mulching of leaves on the lawn is best, although it
looks bad for a month it is not only free fertilizer but studies done
show lawns mulched have a much lower incidence of mold diseases. Nature
has us beat again.
hmmm... I see a list a-brew'n:
Democrat: Hold an election to see who has to rake the leaves.
Republican: Only allow companies to rake the leaves.
Ask for bids, with a qualification that the company
has to be named "Leafaburton". Pay that company 10 times
the rate for which the neighbor kid would do it.
Libertarian: We should mind our own business and leaf them alone.
(ok... so it's a punning Libertarian... kinda like me)
Green: mulch them in and encourage natural leaf preditors, worms, etc.
Communist: everyone must rake leaves!
Remember... since their is a high turnout expected at the polls,
they've split it into two days. Democrates vote tuesday, and Republicans
vote Wednesday. [*]
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
Personally, I use both blower/shreadder and leaf rake. I give some
leaves to the neighbors, but I do it inconspicuously (blow it into the
street and hope the wind gives it to the neighbors). :-)
Doug Kanter wrote:
Pollution is the worst thing about them. The gardeners here use them
to blow the odd leaf and the dirt around the yard. The other day, I
swept the sidewalk in less then 3 minutes with a push broom. The job
takes five minutes for the chuckleheads with the blowers.
They put out more pollution than a car by a long shot.
No, I prefer a rake too....
Leaf Blowers are yet another toy for this new generation of lazy bums
who were kids in the 90's, and raised by computer games while their
parents slaved at their jobs to be able to afford all the hi-tech
needs of these kids. They cant do anything without power. Then we
wonder why energy prices keep rising......
Not a one of these "kids" can use a hammer. They must buy a nail gun.
Not a one of them can use a screwdriver, they buy a screw gun,
complete with extremely overpriced, and short lived batteries
Not one of them can use a snow shovel, they buy a snowblower
Not one of then can use a rake, they use a leaf blower
And the list goes on.........
The thing that REALLY gets me, is that after they spend all the money
for all this energy consuming stuff, many of them spend MORE money to
join a exercise club membership, so they can burn up all their own
excessive energy. Those that dont do the exercise simply turn into
fat, artery clogged blobs while playing the latest computer games on
the most powerful energy consuming computers they can get their hands
on, along with their ipods and cellphones and other energy consuming
devices that they cant live without.
Enjoy your rake and the exercise you get using it. You'll be much
more healthy than those destroying their hearing, and filling their
lungs with exhaust fumes with their leaf blowers.
PS. Can you imagine the chaos these "computer raised kids" would
experience if the power was shut off. I'd bet most of them would be
dead in a week.
On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 20:44:13 GMT, "Doug Kanter"
On Tue, 02 Nov 2004 02:53:19 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
Gee, I did not think the Amish used computers., Why are using one?
Anyway, aren't the good old excercise-producing semaphore flags good
enough for sending messages anymore?
Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+
My parents live in a "burb" of Rochester. Dad used to mow the leaves, and
let them rot. I never could see much sense of raking leaves, and having them
Actually, I do wear hearign aids. I had an infection when I was a kid, and
I'm moderaely hard of hearing.
I may give that a try AGAIN later this week. Tried it on part of the lawn,
but I ended up with leaves only half the size of what I started with, rather
than little flakes. This is with a nice new Honda mulching mower, by the
way. Someone else in the thread mentioned "two passes", so that's next on
the list. The lawn under one particular area needs one more clip anyway.
Do you remove, sharpen, and balance your mower blade each year?
Course, it started to rain today bout 3 PM, so the leaves are pretty well
stuck down. I was taking a friend of mine to the hospital,a nd it started to
rain about the time I was there.
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