Leaves in the spring?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kilgoja, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it just me or does anyone else think it's weird that some people still have leaves in their yards in march?...Why do some people wait until spring to cleanup their yards?....i've always cut my leaves with the mower during the fall and when spring comes there is no cleanup to be done because there are no leaves on the ground...there sure aren't any on the trees that are falling off lol...i dunno this is just something that's weird to me..any comments on this?
  2. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Down here the leaves are falling right now.
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    Various trees drop leaves throughout the winter. Plus leaves blow around neighborhoods all winter as wind changes and whatnot.
  4. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
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    there are 0 leaves in my yard right now...shrugs
  5. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have plenty of leaves in my yard. They blow around all winter. Mainly oak leaves. I've blown them and mowed them already in fall....but more blow in from other areas. So it's not weird for me to have them :)
  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've got a big ash tree out front. After leaves have quit falling, and after the new leaves have
    finished blooming, then you get the seed pods falling down. It's a double whammy.
  7. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Exactly what everyone else said. Think of it as job security and some early work for the spring.
  8. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Got to love those leaves
  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    We have customers where we have given a spotless cleanup in the fall, to go back in March to find that all their beds and shrubs have leaves wedged in them..... All because their neighbors do not clean their leaves. :hammerhead:

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    we had a late leaf drop here, some trees didnt drop til after thanksgiving and we got snow a few days later and it stuck around for the rest of the winter. i have 15-20 cleanups to do as soon as it gets dry enough to walk on peoples lawn.

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