Opinion: Weed blower ‘song’ less than desirable

New songbird of La Jolla — the weed blower. I think the term “beating a dead horse” could well be applied to the overuse of these noisy, trashy, and basically useless polluting machines.

I watch and hear tiny lots being assaulted for 30 to 40 minutes — two times — with these monsters. What are they doing? Is a leaf here and there now “socially unacceptable’?

And then people wonder why their houses are always so dusty?

Many areas of L.A. have actually banned their use, and I’ve read of ‘days allowed” type of plans, limiting the days each week for yard work — because this 7-days-a-week nonsense really needs to end. As I write this, it is not yet 11 a.m. on Saturday and I am hearing the third blower of the day.

Oh! The best part? Blower Wars. Blowing all the junk into the street, onto cars, and into the neighbor’s yard, so their gardener can blow it right back — since no one can be bothered to pick it up, anymore.

Amazing …

Rand Hogan

La Jolla

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Posted by Phil Dailey on Dec 1, 2011. Filed under Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Comments for “Opinion: Weed blower ‘song’ less than desirable”

  1. James

    Have you tried talking to your neighbors to maybe set up one day to have all your gardening done? Might even be able to broker a group discount if you all use the same gardener. When I cleaned pools we often gave discounts to neighbors because I could clean more pools quickly with out moving my truck.

  2. Nick Carter

    Blower wars. People move to LJ for the beauty and lifestyle and then destroy both thru the use of the leafblower. All the particulate matter extruded from your vehicle including asbestos from brake linings and burnt fuel particles is blown one way on mon, the next on Tues and so on. Then there is the noise. There is an ordinance banning noise over a certain DB level. If you had a DB meter and a video camera and a respirator you could tape the spumage and shut those kooks down. Or sue the contractor and owner with your documentation.

    • James

      Wow very practically solutions you suggested! Hey lets sue people! Brilliant! Why didn't I come up with that! I see how that technic has worked for other issues in the La Jolla area!

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