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Old 09-25-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Mudsville
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Why? Just why???????????? I am trying to enjoy myself and someone is blowing leaves to some other location.

What is wrong with leaves? And don't you know that in an hour they will be BACK?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Yeah, I've always hated them. What's wrong with rakes? Oh, I know, fat, lazy Americans don't like those anymore. Let's all hire a crew of landscapers to come and blow every leaf and blade of grass out of our yards every week. And while we're at it, all of you business owners be sure to hire some clown to stand on the curb blowing dust out of your parking lot at passing cars.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Mudsville
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Default I am sitting at an outdoor cafe and it WAS beautiful:

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Yeah, I've always hated them. What's wrong with rakes? Oh, I know, fat, lazy Americans don't like those anymore. Let's all hire a crew of landscapers to come and blow every leaf and blade of grass out of our yards every week. And while we're at it, all of you business owners be sure to hire some clown to stand on the curb blowing dust out of your parking lot at passing cars.
the fall weather is just divine, it was QUIET and then...he came! That noise from the pit of Hell. And the totally bizarre part is that it only blows them; it's not even a vacuum!

The worst part is how pointless it all is. The wind is blowing, there are leaves on lawns across the street and I bet in two hours it will be back to Square 1.

And why are homeowners so anal? Isn't it NICE to see a leaf-covered lawn in September? But these are the same folks who poison the ecosystem by using chemicals on their lawns so what do I expect?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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And why are homeowners so anal? Isn't it NICE to see a leaf-covered lawn in September? But these are the same folks who poison the ecosystem by using chemicals on their lawns so what do I expect?

No, it is not.
Leaving leaves on the lawn can and will kill the lawn.
No one wants to reseed every year....

I am guessing you do not own a home. Maintenance is required for one.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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While we are at the leaf blower topic - does anybody know why just every gardener likes to blow the leaves onto the front door?

I specifically tell them NOT to do it and they do it anyway. I end up cleaning my front door every week and go nuts doing so.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Mudsville
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No, it is not.
Leaving leaves on the lawn can and will kill the lawn.
No one wants to reseed every year....

I am guessing you do not own a home. Maintenance is required for one.
Mulch? Ever heard of it? You mow your lawn full of leaves and it nourishes it. I guess God isn't clueless after all...
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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Why? Just why???????????? I am trying to enjoy myself and someone is blowing leaves to some other location.

What is wrong with leaves? And don't you know that in an hour they will be BACK?
Not to mention the gasoline smell that drifts all over the neighborhood.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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i totally agree. Leafblowers are so counterintuitive, they make alot of noise pollution and gas fumes, and dont solve anything that needs solving. Some areas have city ordinances against them.
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Mudsville
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i totally agree. Leafblowers are so counterintuitive, they make alot of noise pollution and gas fumes, and dont solve anything that needs solving. Some areas have city ordinances against them.
I always make sure to praise homeowners who RAKE and use manual mowers!
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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... And while we're at it, all of you business owners be sure to hire some clown to stand on the curb blowing dust out of your parking lot at passing cars.

The leaf blowers sure do destroy the tranquility of a peaceful neighborhood, but it is necessary to get the leaves off of the lawn or the results will not be good...from smothered grass to mold build up, and worse. I personally HATE to rake (but I do), and if the blower is necessary (I don't own one) after eleven and before five sounds reasonable.

Now, I agree, what is it with these guys who blow the leaves into the road....ditto the guys who plow snow and think the public road is a good place to leave it? Arrogance? Stupidity? Lazy? Just plain incompetence? "Here's a n 'empty' space, let me blow it here....." the sides of my car be damned...or worse.
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