I realize leaves are a problem we all have to somehow work around, but I'd like to hear ideas, suggestions, experiences, feedback, etc on this. It takes us seven weeks to apply our Early Fall "weed & feed" liquid application, so we cheat a little bit by starting at the tail end of August (like most lawn guys around here). We've been spraying 3 weeks now........some days are 25 mph winds, and some days hit upper 80's....not the best spraying conditions....then there are rain days. Now the maple trees are beginning to drop leaves. Very soon it will be ashes, then elms, then the rest. Today I sprayed a lawn in Clive that had a good share of cottonwood leaves on the lawn....as I reeled in my hose, it gathered up a solid steam of leaves. We had a cancellation today because a customer said we should have been out sooner cuz her red maples dropped many leaves. We told her that it is still summer and we were right on time as fall starts tomorrow. We offered to return after she mowed, but she refused (I think she wanted to save money, as she is retired & on a fixed income). We don't start round five (winterizer) until late October......I can't wait for that rscvp Thanks!