Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson

Grand Avenue

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t rake the leaves, I run over them with the lawn mower.

  2. John Dohany

    John Dohany GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yeah. Leave the leaves be. They’ll turn into fertilizer.

  3. david_42

    david_42 said, about 1 year ago

    I vacuum them up with a shredder and put them on the blueberry beds.

  4. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Me too; it is not only much easier to mulch with the mower than to rake, but you are improving your soil and keeping leaves out of some landfill, in many cases.

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 1 year ago

    Agreed Kate.

  6. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, about 1 year ago

    @John Dohany

    If you leave them on top of the grass, the leaves will kill it. If you mulch the leaves into the grass, it will improve it, but, depending on the type of grass, you need to be careful of ‘excess thatch’.

    “No Leaves Were Raked, Mulched, Composted, Nor Burned In The Making Of This Comic!”

    I think I’m on a roll now!

  7. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, about 1 year ago

    There are 4 main types of coloring agents in the leaves:
    Chlorophyl A is dark green, Chlorophyl B is light green, Zanthophyl is yellow, and Carotine is orange-red.

    The leaf base is usually grey to black.

    These agents die off in that order. Thus, the fall colors.

    The amount of “antifreeze” (usually sugar) in the sap and the shape of the leaf — especially the stoma, or respiratory openings, in the bottom of the leaf — determines the precise temperature at which each agent dies, if at all.

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