||[Apr. 7th, 2010|05:27 pm]
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.
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.
Yeah, we haven't found anyone reliable for such things.
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).
I'm just glad to have this much done.
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.
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.
Thanks! Your yard is starting to shape up, too, I noticed!
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.
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.
I'm jealous. They don't pick up our yard waste anymore. I'm at a loss for what to do with it.
Wow, that's awful. I can't imagine what we'd do if that were the case here.
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.
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.