Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake them into the street or into cans and burn them, or bag them into plastic, please rethink your notion of a leaf pick up.
Rather than thinking, “leaf pick up,” why don’t we think in terms of leaf removal, as in re-moving those red and gold beauties to another spot, one fully able to make them “green” again.
Let’s face it: burning is out of the question. Although it seems to some a natural method of leaf removal, since the burning of vegetation is in certain circumstances beneficial to the environment, in the case of burning yard leaves, it is not. [Continue reading]