How do the rest of you clean up gumballs? There are a couple of ways to do it here. One of my competitors cuts the grass real short and drags a lawn sweeper behind his Scotts 20-48. He tells me the sweeper gets real heavy because of the dirt it picks up. I use my backpack blower to blow them into piles and then I put them into a trashcan and finally in my truck. For those of you who are wondering gumballs are the seed pod that falls from Sweet Gum trees all winter long and into the spring. The pods are about 1-1/4 inches around (hence the name gumball) and very woody. Each tree grows to about 70 to 80 feet tall and can contain hundreds of these little devils. These trees are everywhere in my area.