This is our first fall in our house and we are quickly discovering how many leaves one oak tree can dump. Sunday was dry and we spent a couple hours raking and bagging and trimming. Growing up we had huge maple trees and I remember jumping in the huge piles of golden leaves. We would load up big tarps and haul the leaves into the street. In Des Moines you have to bag your leaves. We filled 5 bags and our 40-gallon compost bin and still have more to do!
The yard may look good above, but check out how many leaves are still on the tree. It doesn’t even look like its dropped half its leaves yet!We only have a rake, but one of our neighbors was testing blowers for a magazine, so we got to try out a Black & Decker blower: