Cold day in January, not much work to do today except taxes. So here' a question about something that I probably should have asked in October. What do you guys do about leaf removal in bedding areas? The reason I ask is that I recently did a leaf job that had a lot of sycamore and oak leaves accumulated in the beds. I used my blower to get them out into the lawn, where I picked them up in a barrel and hauled them to the truck. I did get all the leaves, but I think all the mulch went with the leaves at the same time. Now this particular job might have been an exception, with leaves piled up knee-high in some places, but still... what's the trick to getting the leaves out of flower and shrub beds without disturbing whatever mulch is in place? (A couple of years ago I had the same problem with a different client, and honestly she was right - I was messing up her mulch as much as I was removing leaves.) Or, should I just haul a pallet of mulch in the bed of the truck and make a business case to the customer that leaf time is also a good time to do new mulch in the beds? TIA, open for discussion.