A member here on lawn site, advised me of his unique clean-up method. Those among you who engage in cleanups will find it a good tip. This tip is good on lawns that have about 16 to 20 k of turf, 8 to 10 k front, and 8 to 10 k back. After putting his tip into action, we have discovered the fastest method for cleanups on that size of turf area. You take generators and two big 36-inch 230-volt fans, and position the fans on each side of house so that their force blows all the leaves out into one area. We first Blow the beds out with a backpack, then we turn the fans on and they blow the leaves out into a straight line. You then use the backpacks to easily blow the leaves into a pile, to be collected up very easily. One word of caution do not, I repeat do not get in front of the fans after they have been engaged. With all the leaves and twigs stirred up by the force of the fans, it would be suicide. In addition rig the fans up with wheels; it will make the clean up go even faster.