Fire all the leaf blowers into the sun

That is all I have to say on the matter.


I read that blowing away all the leaves is harmful. Leaves protect insects that are beneficial to your lawn.

A Smarter Fall Cleanup


For all that are able, -raking is such a good and quiet zen exercise thing, -especially these days.


The massive particulate clouds generated by leaf blowers are particularly harmful in this time of Covid. With people sick and many others on the long road to recovery, common sense and decency would seem to dictate raking  your own leaves or hiring someone to rake them for you. 


With the rain the last several days it has been so peaceful. 

i love raking leaves. Great exercise and one of my favorite times of the year.

Sometimes I time myself against the nearby landscapers and their blowers. My progress is about equal for an equivalent square feet of lawn that often has multiple blowers blasting. The only difference is that my lawn is not 100 percent devoid of leaves. 



Pro- rake here too, but this is an un-winnable battle.


Barring a ban, what I’d like to see is rotating zones where blowers are only allowed 2 days each week. Have all the landscapers come on one of those 2 days.


5 days of peace and one could plan to be out on the other 2 days if desired.


I just leave them on the ground and then mow them in the spring.  Of course I also live in a town that is pretty easy going when it come to code enforcement, so I don’t have to worry about someone making any complaints about seeing my lawn covered in leaves.


I'm sure homeowners would love to pay double the rate to have their landscapers spend their time raking leaves.

It annoys me that all of you snowflakes can't put up with some noise for a few weeks out of the year. These guys are trying to make a living. Leave them be.


drummerboy said:

I'm sure homeowners would love to pay double the rate to have their landscapers spend their time raking leaves.

It annoys me that all of you snowflakes can't put up with some noise for a few weeks out of the year. These guys are trying to make a living. Leave them be.

 The problem isn’t just the fall, landscapers have a habit of blowing the lawn every time they mow all summer long.  Add to the fact that not everyone on the block will have their landscapers scheduled for the same day, people ended up hearing them almost every day of the week.

That said, when we were still in Maplewood we purchased a battery powered Stihl from P&P and it is super powerful but about as loud as a hairdryer.  Not whisper quiet, but certainly MUCH quieter than a gas powered one.  I don’t know how many decibels it is though.


well, it's not a "habit". It's meeting the needs of the customer.

I guess my point is that attacking the landscapers is too easy. Attack your neighbors instead.  cheese



drummerboy said:

well, it's not a "habit". It's meeting the needs of the customer.

I guess my point is that attacking the landscapers is too easy. Attack your neighbors instead. 
cheese

I'm not attacking landscapers. I'm attacking leaf blowers. I'm attacking them with the feral intensity of a thousand rabid badgers. I'm attacking them like Sean Spicer attacked facts. I'm attacking them like Earl Campbell rushing the line against the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

Love the landscapers. Hate the leaf blowers.


Moammar said:

I'm not attacking landscapers. I'm attacking leaf blowers. I'm attacking them with the feral intensity of a thousand rabid badgers. I'm attacking them like Sean Spicer attacked facts. I'm attacking them like Earl Campbell rushing the line against the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

Love the landscapers. Hate the leaf blowers.

 We rarely use ours anymore.  In fact, when I went to show it to a family member last spring it had sat untouched for so long that a wren had built a nest in the cavity where the battery goes.  She was a good tenant though, when the babies finally fledged and we cleaned out the nest, there was zero poop inside and no damage to the leaf blower at all.  

I think my husband used it once, maybe twice, at most in the last 12 months.  So can we get an exemption on your plan to shoot all the leaf blowers to the sun?


spontaneous said:

 We rarely use ours anymore.  In fact, when I went to show it to a family member last spring it had sat untouched for so long that a wren had built a nest in the cavity where the battery goes.  She was a good tenant though, when the babies finally fledged and we cleaned out the nest, there was zero poop inside and no damage to the leaf blower at all.  

I think my husband used it once, maybe twice, at most in the last 12 months.  So can we get an exemption on your plan to shoot all the leaf blowers to the sun?

 This is the only acceptable use.


Moammar said:

I'm not attacking landscapers. I'm attacking leaf blowers. I'm attacking them with the feral intensity of a thousand rabid badgers. I'm attacking them like Sean Spicer attacked facts. I'm attacking them like Earl Campbell rushing the line against the Little Sisters of the Poor. 

Love the landscapers. Hate the leaf blowers.

 Damn!  Sometimes greatness is achieved within the format of a simple post and this is one of those moments. 

Mr. Moammar, sir, I salute you. 


Moammar said:

 This is the only acceptable use.

Once again, I agree with Klinker. Ditto for this comment.

I’m enjoying your contributions, too, spontaneous. As usual. (What, a Cutlass Supreme isn’t a muscle car?)


DaveSchmidt said:

Once again, I agree with Klinker. Ditto for this comment.

I’m enjoying your contributions, too, spontaneous. As usual. (What, a Cutlass Supreme isn’t a muscle car?)

 Which of these would you see Kindig driving, and which would you see Grandma driving to Bingo night.


Don’t you hate it when leaves get sucked into your ’Cuda’s hood scoop?


My husband pointed out to me that older Cutlasses do qualify as muscle cars.  However, the car that Scully was talking about in the other thread that was stolen was not.  It was an ‘82, the styling was definitely Grandma’s car, not a muscle car.  Some of the older ones did have the sweet body to go with the V-8 power.


I must have missed something about cars, but first I have to go read all of Moammar's previous posts since I see he (?) is my comrade in arms against leaf blowers.


kthnry said:

I must have missed something about cars, but first I have to go read all of Moammar's previous posts since I see he (?) is my comrade in arms against leaf blowers.

 It was actually on a different thread where Scully mentioned how when I was in high school my then-boyfriend’s “muscle car” was stolen out of our driveway in the middle of the day.  It somehow spilled over to this thread.


As someone who's suffered hearing loss, the sounds of a leaf blower a house or two away would be musical  LOL




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