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Old 09-28-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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Hey, how come I don't have a mulch setting on my lawn mower..

I LOVE using my leaf blower!! It's pretty darned FUN!! But I'm able to blow it into a pile that I can rake up and throw away. Our city's yard waste goes to a composting facility. I need to compost it myself but dont know how..

I also like the sound of a chainsaw in the morning!! Lets cut some firewood shall we!!!

Why are you complaining?? Lawn mowers are just as annoying!!
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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Mulch? Ever heard of it? You mow your lawn full of leaves and it nourishes it. I guess God isn't clueless after all...
We have so many trees the grass would die even if I mulched the leaves.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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We have so many trees the grass would die even if I mulched the leaves.
Not true! My back yard is half woods and I have not done anything with leaves other than mulch them for years. The only thing you need to do is use lime on your grass every year.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:52 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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What you say?????? I love my leaf blowers! I have four of them!
And I hate listening to them. Ruins the neighborhood with an atrocious noise.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:58 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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If you don't like the way I maintain my home, come on over and get busy. I'll be at it until mid December. And BTW, I enjoy every minute of it. I'm not fat or lazy.

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And your maintaining your home intrudes on other's enjoyment of their home. My parent's have their big lot for the quiet not for immaculate maintenance. The neighbor uses power tools to keep his yard immaculate (every single leaf must go!), many weekends there's escape from the din of power tools. What's the point? If you can't mantain without power tools, than don't.

Right now, someone across the street has tiny yard and moved his leaf blower back and forth for 40 minutes. Ugh. 5 minutes would be fine, but that's absurd. I yelled shut up to him, of course he couldn't hear me.
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Hey, how come I don't have a mulch setting on my lawn mower..

I LOVE using my leaf blower!! It's pretty darned FUN!! But I'm able to blow it into a pile that I can rake up and throw away. Our city's yard waste goes to a composting facility. I need to compost it myself but dont know how..

I also like the sound of a chainsaw in the morning!! Lets cut some firewood shall we!!!

Why are you complaining?? Lawn mowers are just as annoying!!


Pile up the leaves in an out of the way corner (the nearer to the garden the better). Continue to add vegetable material, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags (no meat or greases). Turn occasionally, keep damp.

You'll have compost in a few months, sooner if you turn it over more often.

Leaf blowers. Just bought one today for the mulching function. My super chipper/shredder is a pain to use for leaves but it does a dandy job on brush and limbs.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Not true! My back yard is half woods and I have not done anything with leaves other than mulch them for years. The only thing you need to do is use lime on your grass every year.
In a wooded area, who would care if there are leaves. That would have been great if we had that.

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Pile up the leaves in an out of the way corner (the nearer to the garden the better). Continue to add vegetable material, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags (no meat or greases). Turn occasionally, keep damp.
You'll have compost in a few months, sooner if you turn it over more often.
Leaf blowers. Just bought one today for the mulching function. My super chipper/shredder is a pain to use for leaves but it does a dandy job on brush and limbs.
Question- wouldn't that smell if you lived on a small city lot?
For those with Oak trees in the city and a long driveway - you have to keep up with leaves because
when it snows it's a pain in the neck.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Pile up the leaves in an out of the way corner (the nearer to the garden the better). Continue to add vegetable material, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags (no meat or greases). Turn occasionally, keep damp.

You'll have compost in a few months, sooner if you turn it over more often.

Leaf blowers. Just bought one today for the mulching function. My super chipper/shredder is a pain to use for leaves but it does a dandy job on brush and limbs.
I would like to see what people say about chipper/shedders compared to leaf blowers! Those do produce a deafening roar! Many times I will not put on ear protectors when I operate my leaf blowers (but I don't have too much hearing left to protect). However; I would never consider operating our wood chipper without ear plugs and the ear muff/protectors.

I also hate how inefficient the wood chipper/shredder operates. That is the only thing that saves my neighbors. About the only time I really use it is when I have a neighbor that won't stop using their leaf blower! Of course I could always look into installing a fireman's siren! It's great not to be in one of those HOA's!

Make sure you use that new blower to clean out your vehicles, dust off light snow, clean out your garage, blow out your dryer vent and blow out your computer. I think that I have even seen extensions to blow out your rain gutters.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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It's quite obvious here that the gleeful leaf blower users prove my point.

They are selfish, selfish, selfish, selfish, pig hogs, pig hogs, pig hogs, pig hogs.

What are you again?

Selfish, selfish, selfish, selfish, pig hogs, pig hogs, pig hogs, pig hogs.

With BAD HEARING!
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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In a wooded area, who would care if there are leaves. That would have been great if we had that.



Question- wouldn't that smell if you lived on a small city lot?
For those with Oak trees in the city and a long driveway - you have to keep up with leaves because
when it snows it's a pain in the neck.
It has a woodsy/dirt smell, which you really can't pick up unless you're right on top of it.
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