MY TAKE: What’s your strategy for those pesky autumn leaves?


We asked Niskayuna residents to share their strategies for keeping those pesky autumn leaves off the lawn. This is what they said.
Photos by Rebecca Isenhart

“I let them drop. Then I put my granddaughter on the lawn mower with me. We mow the lawn and make it a project for two people. We have fun together.”
— Bruce Fichtner with granddaughter Michaele Fichtner, age 2


“I mow them, and that’s that.”
— Leslie Maiello


“I just cut the grass really short so hopefully it’ll blow into the neighbor’s lawn. I hate the concept of bagging leaves.”
— Michael Rickard