What to do with leaves on the walkway and street

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mortymower, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Mortymower

    Mortymower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    Hey, What do y'all do after you mow in like the spring and summer months where there are little to no leaves and the mower chews them up, but then you have to blow the few leaves on the sidewalk and in the gutter onto the grass, and that perfect green look is gone. You always see these perfect lawns and I never see any big companies bagging the leaves in the gutter and sidewalk??
  2. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    If you have excessive amount of leaves in the street or side walk, blow them into the turf along with all the leaves in the turf already before you cut,then cut the leaves up in any olle pattern you want and then cut your pattern, works for us.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,698

    Like he said, blow before you mow.
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Same way I do it also.
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I do that too!
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    blow them, into the middle of the street
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I'll second this
  8. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Bagging is extra....if it's alot of leaves and customer says no-no to bagging...they stay there. Price is from property line to propery line. Side to side...front to back. That there area, mam, is the city/county line. Anything I do there is a courtesy.

  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    It's funny this thread comes up. I just did this yesterday on a residential. I hadn't been there in a few weeks, and there was quite a bit piled up by the front door and the garage. I was able to just shred them successfully.
  10. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Well I tried that today,yard looked great,a big truck came by and blew all the leaves and then some back into my turf so I blow them all back out into the middle of the street. So now comes a big garbage truck in a hurry and blows all the leaves back into the yard so this time I expand on Bobbys idea and blow them on the other side of the double yellow line and guess what, a big ole truck came by and blew them in the yard across the street :) State your next case and we will eventually arive at a solution........problem solved.:)

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