It's only halfway through September but we're already having a lot of falling leaves already. I think I'll be doing leaf cleanu-ups at the beginning of October rather than the end this year. That being said I have 3 questions: 1. Do gator blades really work well for bagging the leaves? 2. How do you clean leaves out of rock and mulch beds? Using a blower I always have problems blowing rocks and mulch peices into the yard. Using a vacuum I end up sucking wood or rock up into the blades. 3.Is it unwise to charge by the hour for fall clean-ups w/ a customer who's used to paying by the job? Any help would be grealy appreciated.