There's a Force 5 gale raging outside

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  1. cerberus

    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    and there's some twerp with a leaf-blower in the garden next door. :eyepopping: As fast as he's blowing them away, they're getting blown back. I sometimes wish I were one of the vegetables, then I would notice this kind of thing.

    Since making this thread I've been watching him in disbelief; as far as I can tell he's trying to blow them into one place so he can sweep them onto a shovel, then put them into a black bag, but having done that to upto a point, by the time he unhitches himself from the machine's harness and picks up the broom and shovel, there are none to be picked up because they've all blown away. I mean, what's going on in his brain while he's doing it? 'There's now s'queer as folk, young Cerby.', as my nanny used to say when she dandled me on her knee.
     
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    https://www.billygoat.com/au/en_au/products/vacuums.html

    For when the homeowner's association says that scatter matters.
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    Until I saw one in action at close quarters I used to think they were garden 'vacuum cleaners', and meant to collect leaves, not blow them around to other places. WTF is the point of that? [​IMG]
     
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    The smallest residential Billy Goat will handle most 1/4 acre lots with the bag getting so heavy full of chopped leaves it's really hard to push. But wear a mask and good ear protection.

    When using blowers you blow the leaves back out of the street and off the drive and sidewalks back into the lawn and either make a final bagging pass with a mower, or mulch them again to fine and small with a final mower pass, according to the homeowner's wishes. You never leave leaves on pavement, except --

    if the homeowner insists on scattering the leaves in the street and it's not against ordinances, you do that and collect your money. The customer is always right. At least this is biodegradable and not chopped plastic. But there is little satisfaction in working to such a low standard.
     
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