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As fall is coming quickly, the leaves will be falling here soon. What is suggestions and ways people clean up leaves?
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You can have the leaves raked up, vacuumed up, or mulch them up with the mowers. I like to put that nutrients back in the lawn so I keep them mulched up until they are finished falling with the mowers. Takes some practice to become efficient mulching with the mower, that is one of the hardest things to train new help, how to mulch with the mower efficiently.

The biggest mistake I see many do is waiting until they have finished falling, they need to be mulched as they are falling. Otherwise, they become compacted over the winter and often kills the grass beneath. This is the case in the south anyhow.
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Thanks, I have been doing this for over ten years but just seeing how others do it. I mow over them and bag them, and also use leaf blowers.
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It doesn't take much to clear the leaves.
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If you don't want to pay for a lawn service to perform your fall clean up for you, you could just get a bagger for your residential lawn mower. First step would be to pick up all the twigs/branches, then mow your yard fairly short with the bagger on, let it fill up, and then just keep mowing the property, this will enable you to mulch the leaves. Second time through mowing, you'll be able to fit more per bag after the leaves have been mulched up. If your lawn isn't real big this will work fine.
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If you don't want to pay for a lawn service to perform your fall clean up for you, you could just get a bagger for your residential lawn mower. First step would be to pick up all the twigs/branches, then mow your yard fairly short with the bagger on, let it fill up, and then just keep mowing the property, this will enable you to mulch the leaves. Second time through mowing, you'll be able to fit more per bag after the leaves have been mulched up. If your lawn isn't real big this will work fine.
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I don't think I've ever seen anyone explain how they do leaf cleanups except for the generic answers like "rake them up", or "I use a blower".

No one ever takes the time to post exactly "how" they tackle their leaves. There's obviously more to it than "blowing them".

So, what do you do with them after you blow them into a pile? Or don't you blow them into a pile?
Do you blow them against a wall before gathering them, or is it best to blow them out into an open area?
Do you use a tarp of some sort? If so, what type? Burlap? A huge blue tarp? What?
Do you dump them into your truck/trailer loose, or do you bundle them and toss them in?

Some of us don't have the luxury of learning by watching others. I've asked here before and I've seen lots of other people asking too, but I rarely see any truly helpful replies regarding leaf cleanups.

Help us noobs out, Puh-LEEEEZE!

I feel retarded having to ask, but while I have twenty plus years experience mowing grass, and can do all sorts of handyman stuff around the house, we don't have trees nearby, so I've never even needed to worry about leaves before. The small amount that drift into my lawn, I just mow over and chop up. My clients, on the other hand, have LEAVES!



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Leaf Removal:

Blow the leaves that are scattered on the property into a nice layer on the lawn (not a pile).

Take your lawn mower, mulch them. This will compact the leaves.

Now, spread the leaves once again evenly across the lawn using the blower.

Take your lawn mower, this time you bag the leaves.

Now, empty your lawn mower bag that is full of leaf clippings into a garbage bag and use it as a pillow.
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