Autumn is my favorite time of year, as I really enjoy the fall colors on the trees. I don’t enjoy the leaves quite so much once they’ve fallen on the ground.
We have 4 ginormous maple trees that hover over our postage stamp sized lot in Hartford. Our yard is also fenced, which causes challenges in getting our leaves to the street for vacuum pickup. But somehow we manage. Each year rakes, tarps, and an electric leaf blower are used to usher our collection to the street. One good thing about the impressive piles we create is the no one can park in front of our house for a few days. I love creating traffic chaos.
Depending on where you live, you’ll have your own struggles with the leaves. The town may pick them up for you (bagged or with a vacuum), or you may need to bring them to an area landfill/waste site. Here are links to area towns in Greater Hartford and what you can expect this year regarding the schedule for leaf removal. Happy raking!