Couple more tips...
Always LEARN which way the wind blows, every yard.
Learn from your mistakes, too.
You may find this hard to believe but chances are the wind will be blowing the SAME way next year.
And if it doesn't so be it but when it does, the second time around will be easier you already know how to go about it.
Profit also lies in doing a lot of the same work repeatedly.
5 or 10 years into it, same yard used to take me 4 hours now takes 2.
Because I learned a few tricks.
That's another one there's just no way around it, you have to get out there and do it.
I can give you hints and tips but what works for me may or may not work for you.
Just have to get out there, tarp and rake, blowers, you name it, do it.
Faster you get to it, sooner it gets done, the more you learn.
Next year will be better.