From experience: Never ever build an in-ground swimming pool under a large deciduous tree.
And make sure to blow them over the fence into your neighbor’s yard like this guy is doing!
People literally sue over leaves just falling naturally but this is some next level bull.
For those who want to be ‘green’, don’t rake them, they’re natural food for your lawn.
I live down wind (usually) of a person who has a particularly prolific maple tree. It’s actually slightly good: This time of year, I can go pull up dozens… hundreds of seedlings pretty easily because they’ve started to turn red.
The stated efficiency gains may be somewhat overblown.
Why do that when the next hurricane can do it for you?
I’m sure his neighbor will appreciate all the energy he’s saving.
The best idea is to spray gasoline on the leaves when they are still on the tree, dry and ready to fall, then ignite, this gets rid of the leaves and trims the tree at the same time, Genius.
Neighbor upwind from us has only 2 trees. Very few leaves for us. We have a 14 old oaks. Neighbor downwind has lots of our leaves and we appreciate it.
Next spring, neighbour will buy a drone and load it with defoliant.
Let the war begin!
Three ways to annoy your neighbors:
1. Use your leaf blower (a lot) – especially when they are trying to listen to TV/Radio/Stereo.
2. Blow your leaves into your neighbor’s yard.
3. Whistle loudly out of tune while you do 1 and 2.
Right, and your neighbor will love you for that.
Blew the acorns and pine cones off of the driveway yesterday. Leaves and pine needles fall later.
Avoid doing this in front of your neighbour, or you will have more than leaves as a problem.
Reminds me of my neighbor’s yard man. Goes on forever.
I usually wait till spring to clean up most of the leaves instead of going out every day in the fall. Last Christmas had a storm with wild winds. This spring I could not find many leaves anywhere on the premises. The storm must have blown them all away.
You know, it the neighbor over there was a really good guy, he’d have a vacuum over there already.
Crankshaft approves of today’s comic.
He’s living dangerously
I used to have a neighbor that used to do this. It was amazing how few leaves were in their yard, compared to the number of trees they had, and how many leaves were in mine, compared to the number of trees.
Dang it, Wiley, I wish I had seen this 50 years ago. But I don’t think leaf blowers were around then.
I am sooooo tempted to do this to our back fence neighbors. Oh, I won’t, really — but I’m enjoying the thought.
Classic example of “Not in my backyard!”
I tried something similar with my dog who shed a lot. I tried vacuuming him. I filled the bag and I still had to vacuum the house later that day anyway.
Doesn’t it look like he’s blowing all of the leaves into his neighbor’s yard?
I can’t believe it!…a Non political Non Sequitur. AND nobody twisted it into being one!
OK, who has a convenient outdoor electrical outlet?
at least he’s using an electric one!! thank you for that… now take your leaves back! lol
You’re giving the neighbors evil ideas.
Hire a Politician to do the same thing.
His biggest ambition in life is to be the subject of a “Neighbors from H*ll” Reddit story. He needs to up his game beyond this, though, to truly be worthy of the title.
Plant your trees on the east side of your lawn. Problem solved.
And hope his neighbor doesn’t notice, assuming that’s where he’s blowing the leaves?
Great. Now all the leaves fall in your neighbor’s yard instead.
I had a friend who had nature do this for him. The leaves would fall in his yard, and then any wind at all would blow them all into the neighbor’s yard.
And before your neighbor gets home.
That’s actually pretty clever. I use white Oak trees for shade, they drop their leaves in the spring and I vacuum them up with the first lawn mowing. Makes for great compost, perfect brown and green mix.
Reminds me of a classic Crankshaft, from many years ago: Ed and his grandson are putting on their coats to go outside; then we see them with golf clubs in a few panels pitching white balls out of the yard. Then Ed and the grandson are coming in, and the grandson says, “That was fun, Gramps!” Next panel is Ed and the grandson, hanging up his coat, and his daughter is saying to them, “Did you guys pick up the frozen dog poop in the yard?” The last panel, the grandson is giving Ed a thumbs-up, while saying to Mom, “Gramps and I took care of it!”
We had a pool and plants that kept their leaves all year around. problem solved.
Wiley drew a picture of my neighbour.
My neighbors are more into natural selection realm and let the “leaves go their own way”!
Please don’t give the Karen next door any ideas. She’d probably pay someone to do that, then b—ch to me that I didn’t rake my lawn.
“Of course, you realize this means war!”
Perhaps get one of these instead:
Just let the leaves fall and lie on the ground. There are so many advantages: it’s easier, and better for your garden.
When the cows are on one side of the fence, I hope the apples will fall on the other. Enough of them do, so we all enjoy them.
Today’s strip reminds me of a neighbor who walked his dog by my house daily for a couple of months. When they reached my mailbox, his dog would leave a very large “calling card.” One day, I was working in my home’s art studio when I spotted a guy walking a large dog stop by my mailbox, just as his dog was swatting to do its business, I ran out of the house and told the guy, “Hey! It’s bad enough cleaning up after my own two dogs, but it really sucks cleaning up after a neighbor’s dog!” As I was saying this, he was pulling the dog away knowing his was “BUSTED!” Never saw the neighbor or his dog’s calling cards again.
I think that guy is my neighbor. All his leaves end up on my side of the fence.