For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for October 09, 2022

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    Cactus-Pete  almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, artificial trees – no downside to that.

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    Coopersdad  almost 2 years ago

    Wow! Mike and “Lizard Breath” finally agree on something!

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    GirlGeek Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Life is never too easy

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    Alys France  almost 2 years ago

    How about, don’t have lawns. Then you could leave the leaves alone. They are supposed to lie on the ground and enrich the soil. You wouldn’t have to mow either.

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    Johnnyrico  almost 2 years ago

    Trees that never shed their leaves… Sort of like the Live Oaks that they have down South…. An interesting idea.

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    flagmichael  almost 2 years ago

    We have pine trees, and this past week the shedding process has begun. A bunch of needles are dead now and will drop off in the next big wind. Then I will have to rake them up, most importantly to prevent the mat of pine needles from becoming a hazard if wildfires get near.

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    Susan00100  almost 2 years ago

    Apparently, this strip is before leaf-blowers and outdoor vacuums.

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    BlitzMcD  almost 2 years ago

    Mulching the leaves with the lawn mower isn’t the easiest solution. But it sure beats all of that raking.

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    mindjob  almost 2 years ago

    Artificial outdoor trees can double as outdoor xmas trees

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    TerriW1  almost 2 years ago

    Using a leaf blower is easier, but they are noisy. Just blow the leaves into a pile then put them the can, or if your city has the policy of you putting the leaves on the street near the curb then they come and get them.

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    upanddown17  almost 2 years ago

    <iNow Mike. Raking Canada’s #1 symbol is one thing, but don’t stomp on them.

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    dcdete.  almost 2 years ago

    “Or you could dig up all the real trees and plant artificial ones.” “Great idea!” – For Better or For Worse (circa 1993). Something tells me that in the year 1993, the planting a tree campaign to fight Global Warming wasn’t such a big deal back then.

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    Webby_dog  almost 2 years ago

    Cut my trees down…no more leaves. Dug my lawn up…no more mowing the lawn…….just dreaming…

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    zerotvus  almost 2 years ago

    mulching blade on the mower…….

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    JudithStocker Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I don’t think southern California have leave problems. Maybe because they only have two seasons (like Vietnam) Heat and rain.

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    hooglah  almost 2 years ago

    How about get off your butts and get busy doing what you were told to do.

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    sobrown51  almost 2 years ago

    I solved the problem by moving to an apartment.

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    Moonkey Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Hire a lawn service for fall clean up. I found it well worth the expense in my former house that had a lot of shedding trees. They mulched some of the leaves -eventually I hired them to do the lawn. I still did the gardens and trimmed the bushes and trees and such.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  almost 2 years ago

    Hmmm. Seems to me there were some complaints a few days ago about Michael and Elizabeth not raking leaves.

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    drycurt  almost 2 years ago

    I have a blower that also sucks up (and mulches) leaves – had it since this was originally drawn. It’s not a huge vacuum that sucks up all the leaves, but it’s better than just raking and bagging.

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    kathleenhicks62  almost 2 years ago

    Holy! How long will it take them to figure how easy life was when they were kids?

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    blessosu Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    See the Wizard of Id cartoon today! Wiz is also tackling the falling leaves! LOL

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    g04922  almost 2 years ago

    The wild stands of forest trees do just great with a nourishing layer of leaves every year. No raking required.

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    kamoolah  almost 2 years ago

    Michael and Elizabeth are doing well to prepare for their adult lives, assuming they grow up to be lazy slobs on welfare.

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    oish  almost 2 years ago

    Witnessed the result of what happens when man decides to clean out the forest of leaves acting as a natural mulch – a forest getting choked with dense sapling / poison ivy / sticker bush growth and fungus that kill the old growth trees. Tampering with the natural order of things is unnatural and usually detrimental.

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    CoreyTaylor1  almost 2 years ago

    You know what that’s like, don’t you John?

    Like dumping your responsibilities on your kids!?

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    asrialfeeple  almost 2 years ago

    Experts say raking and removing leaves can be worse for your yard – and for the planet, too.

    Leaving at least some of the leaves in your yard can help fertilize your grass and other plants, provide shelter for animals and even reduce emissions from landfills.,even%20reduce%20emissions%20from%20landfills.

    Also, are Mike and Lizard breath actually getting along?

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    onespiceybbw  almost 2 years ago

    I loved raking leaves, but since I’m not very able any more, I usually just end up mulching them and spreading them in my flower beds.

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    hagarthehorrible  almost 2 years ago

    Fellas, you both will regret enjoying the falling leaves once you come into the daily grind of adulthood. Better rake yhe fallen leafs and enjoy as of now.

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