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Cleveland, OH

October 17, 2011
7:29 AM

Post #8852346

On lawns I neither blow nor rake the leaves, instead I mow over them without a bag and shred them to be left on the lawn to decompose and serve as nutrient supply for the lawn. By spring they will be completely gone. If the leaves will be blown and raked to be collected and composted, then fine, but if they will be bagged and sent to the landfill, then it is a less desirable alternative. For the areas with no lawn grass or near swales, I use a combination of blower and rake to make a pile by the roadside for the municipal workers to collect and compost for distribution in the spring.


Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 17, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8853252

We mowed most of our leaves into the lawn last fall. It seems to work well for us, too.
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