Sustainable Saturday - The Leaf Blower vs. The Rake

What is more efficient in dealing with a massive amount of leaves? Is the pollution created by the leaf blower acceptable if it saves time?

What I have learned is that when you any amount of leaves to rake, using a rake and a plastic tarp to move the leaves will be far more efficient and effective than trying to use a leaf blower - gas or electric.

All of our leaves in our backyard go directly to our compost pile.

This year we will rake our leaves, spend time with our children (the older one actually likes to rake, go figure) and spend a lot of time jumping in our leaf piles. We are looking forward to the memories we will make without putting any pollutants into the air. We are Getting to Green, are you?

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