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Old 12-12-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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I use my rake. I have a neighbor whose leaves end up on my patio, so I rake them up in a big pile at the property line, and he gets them back with a good wind.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: mancos
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I keep hearing that leaves kill the grass and I keep hoping that it will prove to be true. I really don't like to mow.
sorry they dont. the trick is to rake up all the leaves and dont replace them with fertilizer like the typical joe and please dont water your grass either. will save much on mowing. the only thing you will have wasted time and energy on is the raking.
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Ho, but yes they do kill the grass. Just live a few inches covering some of your lawn and in no time all you will have is a pile of rotting leaves.

Most of mine if I don't sweep them up just blow into the neighbors yard where he vacuums them up.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: mancos
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Guess my leaves aint toxic. seriously where I live in Co when the snow finally melts them leaves are just gone and my tulips and grass are very happy. think the tulips are about a hundred years old and the grass too. never used any fertilizer in my life.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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There isn't much to those aspen leaves is there?
Try Oak and or maple.
I'd take a pic for you but the ground is under a couple feet of snow.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: mancos
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No apple peach plumb ash and a box elder. home is an 1896 victorian in town,well a tiny town
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:02 AM
 
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This is a good read on this topic: Leaves (on) grass: Whatís at stake if you donít rake? - The Green Blog - A Boston Globe blog on living Green in Boston
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: central Indiana
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Thanks for the blog link.

I have a privacy fence around the yard, so most of my leaves wind up in a flower bed for the winter. In the spring they get carted over to the compost corner.
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:43 AM
 
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environmental protection worker is necessary and this is their job, so don't worry about this. Or try to plant some trees never or seldom fall leaves on the kerbside.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:11 AM
 
Location: The Woods
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They belong right where they fall. They put some nutrients back into the soil and serve as a mulch/insulation during harsh winters to protect some plants and trees. I hate lawns, the Northeast isn't the prairie.
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