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Second the use of lawnsweepers!
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Posted by EricG (more from EricG) on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:20:30 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: It's that time of the year...leaves, bobc [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:45:10
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I'm approaching geezerhood, but have used a lawnsweeper all my life. Used to be hi-tech. I've got a 100X200ft lot with lots of trees, and through the fall I sweep, dump the load on a tarp, and drag it to the curb where the village picks up. I mulch a fair number of leaves into the lawn when I mow, but in late Nov. I bag and compost a close cut. This leaves a clean lawn for the winter, allows the neighbor's leaves to blow off my lawn over the winter, and helps prevent fungal problems in the lawn.

I bought my current lawnsweeper at a garage sale 25 yrs ago for $25. It is quiet, effective and fast at picking up leaves. Only use it for a month or two a year, but at a buck a year, it has been a great investment. I also get a lot of stares from commercial lawn companies when they see me using it. I take that as a sign of envy....

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