Grand Avenue by Mike Thompson

Grand Avenue

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  1. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, almost 3 years ago

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

  2. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 3 years ago

    Agreed Kate.

  3. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, almost 3 years 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!

  4. Lamberger

    Lamberger said, almost 3 years 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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