And THIS is why I hate fall :-(

@JolietJake (51144)
United States
November 10, 2017 10:42am CST
So I got the mower out yesterday, hooked up the leaf rake, and did the side yard. Hauled all the leaves out front and dumped them for the city to pick up. City hasn't picked them up yet, but that's okay, not sure what day they come. But at 2:00 yesterday afternoon, the side yard was clean. 10:30 this morning, it looks like this. That is what fell late yesterday afternoon and overnight. Makes me wanna just start chopping down trees.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
10 Nov
What's wrong with the leaves? It's a beautiful landscape, and all that 'garbage' will rot and work as fertilizer. Nature knows what to do, but humans are too stubborn. At worst, you get some grass snakes, but hopefully your hunter will do a great job.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
Leaves do not decompose over one winter is one problem.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
10 Nov
@JolietJake Not a problem, unless you want a lawn that evokes your neighbor's envy.
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@yugocean (8375)
• India
11 Nov
@sabtraversa I too like that beauty of nature with Autumn leaves fall, ground gets leafy nutrition and trees get new leaves.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
10 Nov
You can't win this time of year! I am sure Scar was laying back laughing at you!!
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
He doesn't like the mower much...too noisy
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
10 Nov
@JolietJake I don't blame him.
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@andriaperry (50766)
• United States
10 Nov
All the leaves are so pretty! But I would never do this job till they are all on the ground, UNLESS..... I am being paid by the hour and it was not my lawn
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
If I waited for that, I'd never see the lawn at all.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
10 Nov
I know, it's not funny. I forgot to put the net on the pond this year, it's full of leaves.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
Dad come back from Florida today, I thought I'd have the yard all nice and neat when he showed up for his mail and newspapers...should've taken a damn photo
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
10 Nov
@JolietJake Too bad you did not take a photo, we always forget to do the right thing.
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@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
10 Nov
You will love those trees during the summer for sure
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
Is there any way to train the leaves to fall in someone else's yard?
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@nela13 (7067)
• Portugal
11 Nov
@JolietJake that could be a solution
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@NJChicaa (40389)
• United States
10 Nov
At least you didn't have to rake them all by hand.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
I wish we didn't have a leaf burn-ban, I could just torch the yard
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@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
10 Nov
Or, you could rake them up all in a big pile and play like you were 7yo again!!
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
Goodness, I'm glad our gum trees don't shed like this.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
11 Nov
Those are basically from my oaks, but my gum tree in the front yard is just as bad...plus the spiky gumballs it drops
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Nov
@JolietJake Do you know what type of gum it is? I'd be interested to know.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
11 Nov
@JudyEv American Sweetgum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Liquidambar styraciflua Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Order: Saxifragales Family: Altingiaceae Ge
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Nov
At least you got done what you did, and you didn't have to do it by hand. I just found out they may be in our area either monday or tuesday and I have yet to get any of them into the road. There's a website in our area where people can check to see how soon they are coming to the next section, maybe your city has a similar info line?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
11 Nov
We have to check the local paper, which I don't subscribe to
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• Midland, Michigan
11 Nov
@JolietJake Maybe some of your neighbors do, or a store near you where you can look it up and not buy? Our area probably lets people know in the paper too, but it's also shown online where they've been and where they're headed.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Nov
Use the weed blower and just blow all the leaves on your next door neighbors' properties @JolietJake .
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
That would take more time than using the leaf rake and they'd just blow back
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Nov
@JolietJake Yeah, probably dang-nab-it.
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@rebelann (41466)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Nov
I'd love to have as much leaves as you have, they would suffocate them thar weeds.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
I'd ship 'em to ya if the rates weren't so freakin' high
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@rebelann (41466)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Nov
Hey, thanks for the thought @JolietJake I don't understand why people have to rake up leaves, it's a natural part of a trees cycle and they help keep the tree roots nourished.
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@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov
Oh, just mow them!
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
Dad's yard, Dad's way...
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@BarBaraPrz (19869)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Nov
@JolietJake Oh, pooh!
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
10 Nov
You have a rather endless task ahead of you until the snow makes it way to cover the ground.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Nov
I don't even wanna discuss that, because during the winter is when all the gumballs fall and after the snow thaws I have to clean all those up...about time to pave the yard ...
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
10 Nov
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@responsiveme (16399)
• India
11 Nov
All those Fall photos look perfectly wonderful to me...But the again I don't experience the raking part Can't you make a bonfire in your yard?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
11 Nov
Nope, the town has a burn-ban
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@kobesbuddy (46742)
• East Tawas, Michigan
13 Nov
We tried that(chopping down three trees) and it didn't work! Neighbors on both sides have huge trees, that dump on our yard until mid December. We don't have any oak trees, but today our yard is totally buried in oak leaves!:( We have one maple in the back yard and four maples out front. The birch tree doesn't do anything at all.
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@cherriefic (4690)
• Baguio, Philippines
11 Nov
It's not gonna be easy to keep up with that.
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@EddieHands (37845)
• United States
11 Nov
Yeah the only thing I like about fall is pumpkins.. and pumpkin spice coffee... Blessings !!!
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• United States
11 Nov
Sad but too true, however I would not give up the trees. We have one very large red maple in our yard and that does not make a pretty mess like yours.
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@maezee (32288)
• United States
10 Nov
Ahh jeez. I know I spent many hours that I will never get back raking up leaves. Its even worse in the city when its your neighbors trees dropping their leaves in your yard..grr
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@JESSY3236 (6536)
• United States
10 Nov
I know. I let my neighbors or the wind take care of the leaves. Although it has rained the past two days.
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