Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Leave the leaves ... my health and clean breathing are more important than raking ... I guess you could always wear a respirator if it were that important to you, Will. 

Save wearing your mask for the ūüí© show they intended for.¬†

Oct 18, 2020 10:32 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Well doll  . . . you do have masks . . . LOL here's a REAL opportunity to use one!

Oct 18, 2020 09:28 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor¬ģ

I've always thought it curious that God provides the leaves and pine needles as a blanket for the ground during the cold months and then we humans rake it up...lol If the air quality is that bad them wait till spring to clean them up

Oct 18, 2020 02:38 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

We blow our leaves into the woods and let them decay naturally.  It is good habitate for the critters and good for the soil.  We keep the lawn, decks, driveway blown free of leaves and acorns.

Oct 18, 2020 01:29 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My gardener handles that.

Oct 18, 2020 03:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

My first reaction is to say, Just burn them!

But, seriously, your health is more important than your landscape - Just LEAVE them! 


Oct 18, 2020 01:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a recycling service in our community. We put the leaves and trimmings in bags for the Thurday collections.

Oct 18, 2020 10:38 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What you have is a local problem.

The amount of leaves dropping from the trees for which I am responsible can be raked up and deposited in my organic waste disposal cart with is picked up by the garbage company each week, Will Hamm along with the cart with garbage for the landfill and the cart with paper, cans, etc, for recycling.

Oct 18, 2020 03:06 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

I just let them stay under the trees, but blow them back into the woods from the places my wife makes me.

Oct 18, 2020 01:43 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

They do make good fertilizer!

Oct 18, 2020 12:53 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      We can't burn yard waste here in the subdivision.   Why put it on the curb for the City trash service to pick it up, when it's perfectly good organic material that can be returned to the soil.

   We have a brush pile in our backyard for fallen branches, pine cones, other yard debris.  When the pile gets more than six feet high, we start another one.    

Oct 18, 2020 12:52 PM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Wait until the wind blows from the opposite direction. When we lived up north we had a large, heavily wooded lot that backed up to deep woods so it was nearly impossible to keep up with raking them. We bought a leaf blower at Sears, I think, and instead of raking the back year we just blew them into the woods. The front yard we still had to rake for safety reasons, though.

Oct 18, 2020 10:57 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Will, in our parts people are more affected by the copious amounts of fine dust from combining the corn and beans to our west and north.   Although some of our more rustic neighbors wouldn't notice the cloud of dust from combining as they rake leaves, because they BURN their leaves.  

Our farmers are doing their part for the environment, however, by putting Snuggies and Huggies on their livestock to cut down on methane gas emissions.       ^_~

Oct 18, 2020 10:07 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As with all things....timing is a factor. Choosing the least best is challenging

Oct 18, 2020 09:41 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Leave them, they will still be there when the air quality is better.

Oct 18, 2020 07:49 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Leaves have a remarkable ability to recycle themselves, leave them lay, and go inside and save your lungs.

Or better yet, take a vacation somewhere in the East.

Oct 18, 2020 07:33 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

I till them into my garden spot for next year.

Oct 18, 2020 01:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Stayb inside as much as possible, change your AC/Heating filter often or if you can, take a break and leave the state, getting to fresher air. Hopefully after the wildfires are put out, all state leaders will allow the forests to be maintained after this. Mine included!

Oct 18, 2020 01:23 PM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Rake the leaves.

Oct 18, 2020 12:35 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Like in our area we had a 50 mph wind so I think they all blew east. I remember the days when people burned them all thru October.

Oct 18, 2020 12:21 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR¬ģ Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Personally, in my backyard I just let the leaves become part of the earth, not sure if that is a good or bad thing, haha.  I guess I need to find a neighbor kid that is willing to routinely rake them up for me.

Oct 19, 2020 05:39 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Is the ground cover native to the area? If yes, this grass will pop up at it's duly appointed time in the spring.
However, if like in Florida, the ground cover is not native, leaf cover will kill it completely in two weeks. That is about $2,500 down the drain with a very modest sized lot.

If I could not do the leaves myself, I call a service to save my yard. They may ask, 'Where do you want me to put the leaves?"Haul away IS more expensive.  So for about $60 I've saved my beautiful yard.
The yard is awash in purple blooms and grasses, yellow flowers and marigolds, Golden waterfall of blooms on the Acia tree. Even the bird feeder is being populated by wings looking for a wintering place.
What a shame if none of it could be enjoyed because of the Sierra Club fires.

Oct 19, 2020 04:59 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We've never raked the leaves on our lawn; they get mulched by the lawn mower when needed.  Sometimes in the Autumn, sometimes in the spring.

Oct 19, 2020 12:19 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No fires in my area at the moment but plenty of leaves falling. Given the situation you describe I would let the leaves alone. Your health is more important.

Oct 18, 2020 08:10 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

We are not allowed to burn leaves in our area, and haven't been able to for decades.  And it doesn't help that Lyn Sims leaves have all blown here.

Oct 18, 2020 03:22 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I wouldn't worry about the leaves myself... 

Oct 19, 2020 04:31 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No raking until it is safe to do so. There is always the Spring!

Oct 19, 2020 04:16 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't rake leaves... ever... I have no contingency plans.

Oct 19, 2020 04:08 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Mulch them up with a lawnmower.. going slowly and or raising it up to tear and shred. That organic material is great fertilizer. Or you could get a leaf blower and send them on down the line... In Maine, all of a sudden the trees let go one early morning... not one at a time and lazy style but just all let go and you can hear the activity Will Hamm . My son lives in Leadville CO and so sad for the loss of trees, the smoke for those already breathing harder where the air is thin up in the Rockies.

Oct 19, 2020 03:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Glad my HOA takes care of those leaves now.

Oct 19, 2020 05:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Move to the forest so it won't matter if there are leaves dropping on the ground! You can just leave them there....

If you would like to get a leaf-friendly parcel in NW Montana, call me!


Oct 19, 2020 05:19 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Take a big pile and jump into it 

Oct 19, 2020 04:59 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

 That's what children are for no?  I think I would gather the pretty ones and string them up, put some inbetween wax paper and iron, make a compost pile with a chicken wire drum upright

Oct 19, 2020 02:02 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would let it be, and not stress about it.  A

Oct 19, 2020 07:05 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I hire all my yard work done so I'd watch from the window. 

Oct 19, 2020 06:41 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your breathing is more important than leaf raking.

Oct 19, 2020 06:37 AM
Nha Khoa Paris
Nha Khoa Paris - Wellsburg, NY
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Oct 20, 2020 05:57 PM
Amanda Edmondson
RE/MAX ALLIANCE - Fort Collins, CO
REALTOR¬ģ Serving Northern Colorado

Maybe consider a leaf blower to expedite the time needed outside.

Oct 20, 2020 03:17 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Wear a good mask.

Oct 19, 2020 06:18 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS¬ģ, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I'm sure there is a well prepared landscaper/lawn company that has respirators for their employees.  Hire someone else to do it.

Oct 19, 2020 08:20 AM