AGG, why do you leave leaves at curbside? Why don't you take them away or put in the woods at site. It certainly would make your co look better. We do 3-4 for a day( two men crew) with red max back packs, jrco48"dethatcher mounted on walker and tack every thing to a compost facility. This year, to speed things up, might try blowing beds out first and dethatching and sucking up with the Walker. usually I dethatch, blow lawns off then mow.