November 8, 2012

Raking Leaves, A Fall Tradition (Pun Intended)

My cousin Emily mentioned raking leaves on her blog a few days ago, so I thought I'd do the same, sharing my Utah-learned method for excessive leaf quantities.

Because sometimes there are so many leaves that it's a two-tool project.

1) Use a rake to gather all the little kamikaze tree jumpers.
2) Use a snow shovel to pick them all up and put them in the yard waste can.
3) If by chance you have way, way, way too many leaves to fit in your waste can(s), then a good method is using the snow shovel to smash down the leaves. You'd be amazed how many more will fit.
4) Wait a few days for the rest of the leaves to fall from the trees, and repeat steps 1-4 until it snows and all the un-raked dead leaves are buried until springtime.

Any tips you'd add from your local experience (wherever local may be for you)?

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