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Monday, October 12, 2009

LEAVES ARE CHANGING SO ARE THE SEASONS

Hello everyone,Welcome to The Tool Recyclers Blog.
The leaves are changing into brilliant reds,oranges,yellows hues of delightful colors. This only means the changing of the seasons from brisk Autumn days to the bone chilling winds of old man Winter is not far off. Along with the changing leaves, comes the clean-up of the falling leaves indicating our fair warm weather is soon to come to an abrupt end.
Ahh to be a child again when fall clean-up meant piles of leaves to jump and romp and  play in, when raking the leaves in piles didn't seem like work because we didn't mind raking them in order to have fun. The collecting of special leaves to dip in melted wax or press between wax paper and use as decorations was something we did as children at this time of year. These were special memories to cherish as we got older. Then we grew older and got wiser to the raking of all those beautiful brightly colored leaves. The work involved seemed endless and the blisters on our hands made us wonder why we enjoyed the season so much when we were younger.
Here at The Tool Recyclers it only means one thing it's Fall clean-up and preparing for winter. It's time for another year to come to an end and time to start preparing for the long cold days of winter that are ahead.
Well it's time to break out the rakes (don't forget the gloves), leaf blowers/vacuums/mulchers the ones that mulch those leaves to smitherines. How much easier it is now to clean up those yards then it was way back in our youth.
If you are one of the lucky communities all you have to do is rake/blow those leaves to the curb and they come around and pick them up.You should have a wheelbarrow to make those countless trips from the backyard not quite so bad. While others have the waste management trucks that take the leaves and yard waste, you'll need the cans(perferably the ones that have wheels) or bags to set them out to the curb. Don't forget to clean out the gutters, this can be done quite easily now you can purchase an attachment that fits on your blower/vacuum and safely clean it from the ground, no more ladders that can easily tip.
Or you can recycler those leaves like we do at The Tool Recyclers and reuse them in your gardens to protect your plants from the brutal winter cold. We use the blower/vacuum /mulcher for this and mulch the leaves before putting them on our gardens. The leaves are a great insulator when spread out in a nice thick blanket over your perinnials and bulbs.Plus it does help keep the squirrels away from those precious bulbs you so carefully planted in this fall for next years enjoyment.
They not only help by insulating the plants but they deteriorate and helps fertilize the gardens. The leaves also help by keeping the weeds down when spring clean-up comes and you are readying your garden to look it's best when in full bloom it sure saves alot of work.
If you are planning any additions for your gardens,patios such as arbors, trellis', arches,post, perennials/bulbs(bulb planter,planting auger).Now is a good time to purchase these items. There are a lot of bargins to be found.
This is a good time to plant for the early spring season growth.

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WEATHER UPDATE CNY:
They're calling for freezing temperatures tonight 10/11/09, I hope that all your plants are protected from the harm that the cold temperatures can do. Bring in the plants that cannot withstand the brutal cold air, and make sure all your perennials are covered to protect from the the low temperatures that are being called for.


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2 comments:

RIK said...

I might also suggest that folks can go on-line at www.gutterclutterbuster.com and see a brand new method of cleaning rain gutters from the ground by vacuuming all the debris out, be it wet or dry. Simple attach the Gutter Clutter Buster, attachment tool, to any standard, 2-1/2" shop vac hose and vacuum out all debris. Then when its time to empty the canister simple dump it all in your compost pile or at the base of your plants for an extra layer of mulch to save on water as well. No ladders, buckets, scoops, gloves, or other hand tools need to clean those gutters anymore. I love mine and use it every two-three weeks, because of the many oak & pine trees that canopy our home. Its lightweight and yet durable to last for years. Happy Gutter Cleaning To All. "Worry Not About Tomorrow, God is Already There!"

THE TOOL RECYCLERS said...

Rik thank-you for adding your comment to our blog. It was very helpful to remind everyone about how important it is to clean the debris from gutters when the fall rains and winter cold and snow build up and cause damage due to the extreme weight that can build up in the gutters. Thank-you again for adding the additional information.
The Tool Recyclers