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[Apr. 7th, 2010|05:27 pm]
Zoethe
The final body count? 22 lawn and leaf bags, and a large pile of branches:




Keep in mind that our front yard is the same size as the one you can see across the street, and the back yard is slightly smaller.

I hope I can stay on top of it this year. Because, damn.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2010-04-07 10:17 pm (UTC)
I'm lucky, there's a local guy who does the basics for me for $20, to keep it up (basic mowing/raking type stuff). It's worth it, for me. I don't have a mower and I've got a bit of a hill and I don't know what I am doing and if I forget...ugh.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-07 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we haven't found anyone reliable for such things.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2010-04-07 11:20 pm (UTC)
Yikes, that's a lot of work!! we're contemplating purchasing an "leaf chewer" just to make the job easier in our yard (about the same size I'd guess as yours).
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-07 11:29 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad to have this much done.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2010-04-07 11:38 pm (UTC)
Our spring clean-up required only 15 bags.

Fall? We stopped bagging after over 100 bags. We blew the rest of the leaves into the common area behind us. While living on a wooded lot provides fantasic privacy and shade from the heat, October - November is a real bitch.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-07 11:45 pm (UTC)
We are fortunate to have a fall leaf pickup. All we have to do is rake them to the tree lawn and they get sucked up.
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[User Picture]From: moominmuppet
2010-04-08 12:03 am (UTC)
Congrats!!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-08 02:54 am (UTC)
Thanks! Your yard is starting to shape up, too, I noticed!
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2010-04-08 01:51 am (UTC)
Just ... WOW.

I fought a losing battle with the trees in the park behind our house in Calgary. Last summer I was bagging up vast piles of half-rotted ones that had been buried in the snow, and a neighbor came by asking if she could have them. YES OH PLEASE. She wanted them for her compost pile. I think she got more than she bargained for.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-08 03:17 am (UTC)
If we did not have a teacup-sized back yard, I would try and compost. We just don't have any place for more than our little composter - which is another thing I've let sit neglected too long.

I just need to eliminate that pesky "sleeping" and "earning a living" stuff from my life and it would be awesome.
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[User Picture]From: anivair
2010-04-08 01:18 pm (UTC)
I'm jealous. They don't pick up our yard waste anymore. I'm at a loss for what to do with it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-08 01:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awful. I can't imagine what we'd do if that were the case here.
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[User Picture]From: teaa
2010-04-08 04:41 pm (UTC)
Between living in California and an apartment, this is beyond comprehension to me! But it is better than the 20 giant garbage bags I was originally picturing.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-04-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
It's all been blessedly hauled away now. And we got it done while things were very dry (so the bags held up) and now it's raining (which the garden needs), so I am very happy.
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