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ellen h.
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by ellen h. on April 22nd, 2012

--using lawn mowers with bags to collect grass clippings and collecting those for compost.
--grass mowed with less blower force so clippings remain in the lawn.
Just ideas, and I definitely agree there are many well written articles, and ideas, to consider.
 
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misselaine
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by misselaine on April 22nd, 2012

I am glad so many feel the same way (Gford, please don't worry. Perhaps if you had read my entire post and digested it, you would have known that I in no way intend to relieve anyone of their weed-wackers, hedge- clippers or lawn mowers. That is just silly. It is just blowers. In fact, many progressive cities have already banned them due to their horrific nature. But, thanks for the rabid response).

Anyway. I have mentioned this to Jennifer in the past, stressing that Mueller is supposed to be a "green' neighborhood and yet the HOA landscapers use these things. She seems to think that they blow all the debris into a pile and pick it up. I have never seen this and still can't figure out how they can blow it into a pile, that seems counter-intuitive. But, perhaps I am wrong. As for the money savings, I also would be interested in how much more it would cost to manually sweep a small area. This post was intended for mueller residents and not the for the general use areas. Since residents here have so little land, I can't believe that a landscaper could complain of all the "extra" work. Yeah, it is easier on the guy that just has to walk around with the thing for 20 minutes, but you are paying for 20 minutes that could have taken 5 with a broom. Or, as someone suggested, no extra minutes with a bag on the lawnmower. Genius!

I have also seen some blower dudes transfixed with blowing one leaf for a very long time. Especially when it is wet outside. Blowers after the rain... that really, really chaps my hide....

What can we do, I wonder?
 
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misselaine
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by misselaine on April 22nd, 2012

I swear I did not hit the post button twice!
 
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Kevin McGillicuddy
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by Kevin McGillicuddy on April 23rd, 2012

The perfect compromise is to buy one of those battery powered leaf blowers. They don't make much noise, so they don't bother the neighbors much, they run out of power quickly, and aren't powerful enough to blow much of anything - except the $100 bucks or so they cost. And you end up using a broom once the batteries run down.
 
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Kevin McGillicuddy
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by Kevin McGillicuddy on April 23rd, 2012

Oops - double post. Just adding to the E-noise.
 
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gford
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by gford on April 23rd, 2012

I find these types of threads *very* amusing!  Mueller Community has turned into an online soap box where people like to complain about their neighbors.  I just wait around until the next person posts about land yachts, dog poop signs, or those evil blowers!
Have y'all ever taken a step back and looked at what you're posting??  For example - you're a bad neighbor if you use a blower... and you're obviously not as environmentally conscious as the poster if you own a blower because it's clear they are "evil".  I used to get angry when I saw these types of posts, and now they're straight up hilarious!  Whenever Mueller Community comes up in a conversation *everyone* laughs at the these types of threads!!  It's embarrassing to some extent, but you have to laugh if you're on the outside looking in (for some reason, I decided to see what it was like on the inside yesterday).
I used to read the Sunday comics when I was a kid.  The daily digest is the adult replacement, and it hits my doorstep *every morning*!  Good times...
Anywho... To anyone who thought I was being rabid, I do apologize.  I was just being sarcastic and amusing myself, really.  So just thought I'd let you know where this is coming from and we can continue to blow up yet another thread from the Mueller Funnies.
 
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smittyhoo
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by smittyhoo on April 23rd, 2012

It may not be realistic to get rid of the blowers but what could be possible if your nearby neighbors care enough is to try to schedule all your services for the same day of the week. That way it would only be loud one day a week. Perhaps try that?
 
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misselaine
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Blowers=uneighborly and unnecessary
by misselaine on April 23rd, 2012

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I find these types of threads *very* amusing!  Mueller Community has turned into an online soap box where people like to complain about their neighbors.  I just wait around until the next person posts about land yachts, dog poop signs, or those evil blowers!
Have y'all ever taken a step back and looked at what you're posting??  For example - you're a bad neighbor if you use a blower... and you're obviously not as environmentally conscious as the poster if you own a blower because it's clear they are "evil".  I used to get angry when I saw these types of posts, and now they're straight up hilarious!  Whenever Mueller Community comes up in a conversation *everyone* laughs at the these types of threads!!  It's embarrassing to some extent, but you have to laugh if you're on the outside looking in (for some reason, I decided to see what it was like on the inside yesterday).


Yeah, ha ha ha. It really is funny:

"...report from the California Environmental Protection Agency back in 2000 found that a leaf blower may produce much more pollution than a modern car in several categories..."

http://daviswiki.org/Banning_leaf-blowers#head-3f8b3dbfb5e3945110495580beab7e30a108cc1b
http://www.greenwichcalm.org/apps/blog/entries/show/6583443-health-hazards-of-leaf-blowers


Columnist's Noise Test Finds that Leaf Blowers are as Loud as Dynamite (Jul. 20, 1997)
at:
http://www.nonoise.org/news/lib.htm

In addition to adverse health effects of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and particulates generated in the exhaust gas of the gasoline-powered engines, leaf blowers pose problems related to dust raised by the powerful flow of air. Dust clouds caused by leaf blowers contain potentially harmful substances such as pesticides, mold, and animal fecal matter that may cause irritation, allergies, and disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaf_blower


https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:eFkzmuV3AdQJ:www.noiseoff.org/document/cepa.report.pdf enironmental damage of blowers&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESiryQA_zlOihTuYsohpMQtkXxoiWAnJxv88mgZ_f49wsLJDegOaG3aDHPYBtU9CfrhubOMtV_fc1WxtIXw_0hdDzjzS0yGwt8q51Lmu9SpG9XV3EZx4gjR0r4ARJzB3H62idj6n&sig=AHIEtbSpHF_Ahbwa49naHuoPGGN5lC0n-w

You can laugh at this and chalk it up to us complaining about our neighbors, or you can perhaps see it as us trying to make Mueller (Austin, the earth...) a little bit healthier and nicer to live in. Your call. I choose to try to engage in a conversation that might make some residents more aware of this situation, many who may not even know there are other choices besides blowers.
 
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AnotherPiperDown
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Red Herrings thrive in a high nitrogen environment.
by AnotherPiperDown on April 23rd, 2012

Smittyhoo is clued in on the real problem here. People are unhappy about the noise pollution and appeal to smuggy greenness to try and gather support for their cause... I smell a red herring!

I was thinking... Neighborhood message boreds really are the opposite of good fences.

... now how do I turn off email notifications on this thing.
 
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