How do I get rid of large amounts of leaves?
How do I get rid of large amounts of leaves?

What’s the best way to get rid of leaves?

Leaf Blowing A leaf blower, or some other gas or an electric device to pick up leaves, is arguably the quickest and one of the best ways to get rid of leaves.

Why you shouldn’t burn leaves?

Burning leaves release irritants into the air that can cause respiratory problems and other health issues. According to the EPA, burning leaves in an open area “produces particulate matter and hydrocarbons which contain a number of toxic, irritant, and carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds”.

Can a pile of leaves catch fire?

Under a perfect storm of conditions — wet weather and warm temperatures — those leaves could start to heat up, and even cause a fire. They can spontaneously combust, creating a safety hazard for homeowners.

What can I use instead of burning leaves?

Mulching, composting, and chipping leaves and branches return nutrients to the soil instead of disposal fires releasing harmful smoke into the air.

Why you should not rake your leaves?

Try to avoid raking your leaves for pickup into the street. There, they can clog storm drains and make their way into local streams and the Bay, increasing nutrients and leading to algae blooms and dead zones.

Why is burning of leaves prohibited?

Burning leaves release irritants into the air that can cause respiratory problems and other health issues. According to the EPA, burning leaves in an open area “produces particulate matter and hydrocarbons which contain a number of toxic, irritant, and carcinogenic (cancer causing) compounds”.