Sunday, May 03, 2009

Spring Gardening Tips From Old Uncle Greg, Continued

#2. Remember that raking wet leaves is like fighting an insurgency. To avoid discouraging the cadres, it is sometimes best to fashion a new narrative. For example: Our goal was not to rake the leaves; our goal was to distribute a slimy brown mulch across the length and breadth of the yard.


Blogger Sara said...

Our old neighbor tried EVERY YEAR to burn his piles of wet leaves. Oh, and also a plastic tarp, plastic lawn chairs, discarded paint cans, etc.

I advise NONE of the above. Unless, of course, you don't like your neighbors.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

The best thing about leaf raking is the exercise you get and the end result is worth admiring - that is until the wind stirs and the next batch of leaves falls like confetti.

7:00 AM  
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