Place a ladder against the side of your house. The ladder should be tall enough to place against the gutters so that you may easily reach the roof line. Have someone hold the ladder for safety.
Climb on to your roof and remove any large sticks and limbs and throw them to the ground below. Wear rubber soled shoes to ensure traction and to prevent damage to the shingles.
Blow the pine straw and leaves off the edge of the roof using a leaf blower. Walk to the top of the roof and take care to blow down, from the top of the roof to the ground, so that you do not rip the shingles off of the roof.
Prune back or cut any limbs that hang over the top of your roof to help prevent accumulation of pine straw.