Jerry McDonald (12/27 Letters) wrote that fall mowing of leaves is a good thing and he hasn’t placed a single leaf bag at his curb in five years.
Well, Jerry, I’m glad you don’t have leaf bags. I have spiny ball bags. Seems that back in the ’70s, Kansas City decided to plant sweet gum trees throughout the city because they were fast growing and provide shade. Unfortunately the sweet gum trees drop not only their leaves but those nasty little spiny balls. They litter not only the yards, but the roadway as well.
In the cul-de-sac where I live, we rake the street and our yards. Why? Because you can’t walk barefoot in the yard, and the balls clog the sewer openings. They don’t decompose. Sometimes the city sends out a street-cleaning truck to sweep up the mess, but there is no regular schedule for this. If there were, we would surely rake them into the street and let the city clean up the mess they created.
Evelyn M. Cochran
Joe Virgo (12/27, Letters) doesn’t rake his yard. Aren’t you the good citizen?
I am able to get out and mow my leaves when they fall off my trees. However, being a senior citizen, when winter comes and “your leaves” blow into my yard, I can’t get out and mow them. If you would take care of your trees and leaves, even though you work 10 hours a day, then I wouldn’t have to worry about what to do in my yard.
Since you work 10 hours a day, how about hiring someone to do your yard maintenance? I’m sure your neighbors would certainly appreciate it. I certainly would appreciate my neighbors doing the same.