One important technique is to have your crew create long row-piles of leaves: instead of waiting for them to gather everything into a pretty pile, you can start at the far end of the row, mulching into 1/4 or 1/3 of the pile while they continue to wrangle leaves onto the other end. This way, no one is having to stop their task flow or creating working space and safety conflicts. The “setters” can keep building and setting the leaves for processing, and the "mulcher man" won’t have to stop and wait, he can keep processing. Some of the crew can advance onto the next space and some can drop back behind the mulcher man to “dust off” (even out) the tiny chips. It’s what we call the ROLLING CHOP.
The ROLLING CHOP is absolutely the best approach when it’s windy, too. You are quickly on the leaf rows the setters are making, very few leaves have the exposure to get caught by the wind potentially shifting about and creating a mess.
Learning the ROLLING CHOP allows the mulcher man to work in concert with the man with the blower so that in a short time, everything is processed "in situ" (and you can move on to the next yard space). No dragging of barrels, tarps, blowing/pushing piles long distances to curbside, or lifting/loading into trucks. The goal is to handle all the leaves on the ground where they lie with great ease, resulting in an efficient, time saving effort.