|This sight is why I do not understand why we have the rule in our mobile home park that leaves MUST be raked.|
1. First, one loses the nutrition of the leaves being left to embellish the soil.
2. Second, one adds to the the landfills with plastic bags. Of course, the bags are not of the recyclable kind.
3. Third, added cost to the city for the trucks used to pick up the bags. Really, it costs us individually too for tax increases.
4. Fourth, those in their seventies and up bear the cost of hiring someone to do the raking and bagging. That is, unless they are lucky enough to have a family member available to do it.
One year, my son and I bagged more than 100 bags of leaves. He was unlucky enough to live where the wind created a whirlpool of sorts and brought leaves from the surrounding homes into his yard. I quit counting the bags at 100. A week or so later, we quit raking and bagging. The owner of the park sent his maintenance person to blow those leaves into bags and charged my son $50. Frustrated and angry were the emotions we felt.