I do my leaves by perimeterizing the yard with a backpack so all the leaves are about 6 foot from the property line and beds. Then i take the wheel blower and blow them all into a large pile by the street where i park the dump truck(f-350 with 6 foot plywood sides). Then since i work alone i take the green barrels and fill them up and toss them up over the sides. Then after i have them all loaded i cut the grass. I pick the leaves up about once a week starting in oct.