Autumn’s never been my style – give me the warmth of spring and summer instead. Even though the colorful trees are beautiful in my neighborhood, they are mature and plentiful. They dump a huge mess on my lawn every year at this time, and collecting their bounty consumes weekend after weekend. Fortunately, my lawn tractor makes it easier. I just drive around the yard and let the leaves collect in the bagger – or, if I’m lazy, I just mulch them into powder and leave them on the lawn. I was lazy all last season, and it looks like I’m headed for a repeat this year.
If there’s anything I enjoy about the annual leaf harvest, it’s cleaning the gutters. No, really. I take my leaf blower up there and have the job done in no time. And then I linger a little, enjoying the quiet, looking out over my neighbors’ rooftops. I so enjoy those few moments of pure peace. I wonder if anybody sees me just standing there searching the sky.
Two tall, skinny trees stand near the house out back. They’ve dumped all of their leaves already, cramming the gutters full. When it rained last week, I watched water sheet over my gutters as if they weren’t there. So I went topside over the weekend to solve that problem. Because the rest of my trees haven’t finished shedding yet, I’ll have to do this job again in a few weeks. I’m cool with that.
I can solve all of the world’s problems while driving my tractor around the yard. Read about it.
Last updated on 16 February 2020 by Jim Grey