Autumn Leaves in Rockland County

Dated: 09/17/2012

Views: 11028

I’m the one that doesn’t like autumn…. That chill in the air, not my thing. Wasn’t I just sitting on a beach last week? When I was a kid it meant “Back to School” oh no! Not that! And now it just reminds me how fast time flies-by.  When did I get this old? Some see brilliant autumn colored leaves…  I see dead leaves piling up on lawns, curbs and street corners. The lush green trees look sad and scrawny, then there’s all the work of cleaning up the mess.  Landscape experts say this the time our beautiful lawns need to re-vitalize themselves, but no… they can’t because the leaves are choking out the sunlight. So out we go rakes in hand to tackle the leaves. Nothing like spending a few hours gathering them all up, stuffing them in bags or blowing them to the curb. Ah job well-done!  Then you run out, do a few errands and practically drive right past your home because you can’t believe your lawn is filled with leaves! On the somewhat bright side, Weight Watchers says, you burn 153 calories for every half hour you rake. That’s about 15 potato chips! And then you remember how you had 20 chicken wings, spinach/avocado dip and a pulled pork sandwich yesterday at the game!  Oh well, it’s not all bad… after all, it is the prelude to that first snowfall, now that is my thing!

 

Local Facts for Leaf Removal

 Go to Town of Clarkstown website for all the Leaf Program details. Town of Ramapo makes available biodegradable brown leaf bags, call 845-357-0591 for more info. For all the details in Orangeburg, NY; Type this into your web browser: Orangetown green waste 2012.

Blog author image

Donna Podesta

I am an experienced Realtor working in the Greater Hudson Valley Region which includes both Rockland and Orange County. My goal is to make my client's real estate experience a happy one. Because succe....

Latest Blog Posts

Tick Advice

Tick season is upon us. The best advice is to wear a hat, light-colored clothing with a tight weave, long sleeves, closed-toed shoes, long pants, socks, and make sure to tuck everything in. Also,

Read More

Open House This Sunday 2 To 4 PM In New City

This wonderful colonial sits regally at the end of a small cul-de-sac -- quiet location with nature right outside your door, yet walk to downtown new city (Starbucks, shops, etc.) And Zebrowski

Read More

Nyacks Favorite Peregrine Falcons Again Nest Atop Tappan Zee Bridge

A perennial favorite, Nyack’s nesting pair of falcons have laid their last brood of eggs atop the old Tappan Zee Bridge this spring. The live feed cam has been down so they can’t be watched as

Read More

West Clarkstown Road Closure

West Clarkstown Road at the intersection of Carnaby Court. Photo Credit: Google MapsMotorists planning on traveling through Clarkstown this week (May  9th to ??) may expect

Read More