Jennie Sindak (12/19, Letters) wrote of her frustration with neighbors who did not rake their leaves. She raked. They didn’t. Their leaves are now her leaves all over again.
I agree with her. There is a shared price for shade if you live under the big trees. Be a good neighbor.
But be a good citizen, too. Jennie said she accumulated 34 bags of leaves. Thirty-four bags times all of the homes with leaves — that’s too much for the landfill.
Cities need to start educating everyone to mow. You mow all summer. Mow a little bit more in the fall. The cut-up leaves don’t blow away. Snow comes. They work into the lawn. Nitrogen forms. Spring comes. Grass grows again.
I live under big trees. I haven’t placed a single leaf bag at my curb in five years. I am free of that back-bending chore. You can be, too.
Please, no “mow” bags of leaves. Pun intended.
Jennie Sindak complains about people not raking leaves. Guess what? I am one of them. I work 10 hours a day, and the last thing I feel like dong is going out in the cold and raking leaves.
If you want to rake your leaves, fine, rake away. But to look down on all those who don’t do so is just shallow.
Keep your nose on your side of the fence, and I will do the same.