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best practice with leaves

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by hage1, Nov 3, 2005.

  1. hage1

    hage1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I run my Walker once per week in the fall to get up the leaves (PA). The grass always looks fabulous under the leaves. I know it looks better without the leaves, but would I be better off to let them stay and pick them up in the spring? What's the best leaf practice for the northeast?
    Carl Hage
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,164

    NOOO, they will mat down on your grass and possibly kill it. And they are a real pain to pick up in spring.
  3. hage1

    hage1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    Ill keep the Walker going once per week. Besides, it's fun....for a homeowner once per week. thanks
  4. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    I agree. Once they get wet and matted down, the potential for them killing your grass is almost guaranteed.
  5. hage1

    hage1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I agree about the leaves. I'll be out there today. BTW I believe that 186,282.4 law only applies in a vacuum.
  6. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Ahhhh, but it's a starting point.
  7. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    Hage1, I was just thinking... I fully agree that you don't want a mat of leaves to remain on the lawn, however I'd be interested in hearing what other people would think about the idea of mowing over the leaves with the Walker but with the back of the bin open.

    I have a Walker and never have done this, and I wouldn't do it at a clients place, but shredding a little material for my own lawn is something that I might consider doing.

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