Prof. Wagstaff wrote:TheBookPolice wrote:... for clearing grass clippings off the sidewalk...
See, here's a perfect example of what I consider the insanity surrounding lawn care/equipment.
First, I simply don't understand the compulsion to do this to begin with. It's not like some grass clippings on the sidewalk are a hazard or anything.
Second, firing up a power tool really seems easier to you than a broom?
Finally, you do know that if you do nothing, those grass clippings will disappear all by themselves via the magic of wind and rain, right?
I'm not really knocking you, 'cuz I know everyone does this, I just don't know why.
Considering the "firing up" involves literally flipping a switch, I'm gonna vote "yes" on easier than a broom, not to mention the actual effort is more effective. And no one said they're a hazard. But as to letting nature take its course:
1) They get tracked into the house, which I then have to clean up anyway.
2) They don't actually blow away; they migrate to the edges of the sidewalk, where they build up--becoming unsightly (to my eyes, anyway), and sheltering the growth of weeds along the edge of the lawn.
3) "Not really knocking" me does not, apparently, preclude talking down to me a little with the "magic of wind and rain" bit. But that's cool.