Early this morning I was able to help a friend in need. I was so thankful that I was able to do this for her, and I have a heart of gratitude that I am able to stay home and have the ability to help when needed.
We rake the pods up into large piles with the leaves and burn them in the ditch. The seed pods smolder for a long time like charcoals. The remainder of the leaves that fall mulch my flower gardens in the front. Sweet-gum tree's are beautiful but NEVER plant them near a driveway! The benefits of the tree is an amazingly dense shade in the summer. I am very thankful for that.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend :)