Monday, October 19, 2015

Time to rake

The sugar maple and sycamore have been shedding quite a few leaves already.  My lawn mower has a handy dandy mulching blade  All I have to do is fasten the plate over the discharge area, and I can mulch the leaves as I mow over them.  I did that with the first leaves that fell.  Today I raked some that I will put on the compost pile.  I'll probably use the mulching mower again soon.  I find leaf raking a fairly enjoyable chore, but I do miss my little helper who is all grown up and busy with other things now.



  1. I am a leave mulcher, unless overwhelmed by leaves. I think it is good for the earth to leave them and the cut grass in the yard.

    Love from South Carolina.

  2. I'd love one of those mulchers. Mine just slings the leaves out the side.