View Full Version : Gum Balls

03-04-2004, 07:55 PM
This year will be my second doing this yard. The customer wants her gum balls raked up. I was wondering if there is a better way to gets these gum balls up besides raking them or cutting down the tree.

03-04-2004, 08:27 PM
What, huh, you have lost me.

03-04-2004, 08:30 PM
I call them gum balls or sticky balls I don't know the proper term for them.

03-04-2004, 08:34 PM
I guess you're talking about those pita little spike gum balls from the gum trees. The only thing I can think to make it easier is blow them to one area and then rake them up. I have a couple of yards besides mine with them and I hate em. So I hope someone else might know a more efficient way.

03-04-2004, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the info SCFF

03-04-2004, 08:41 PM
If you have a push blower use it....if you have a good backpack that will work too.

Richard Martin
03-04-2004, 09:39 PM
The best way to clean them up is to blow them. You can inject the tree to make it stop producing the gum balls.

03-04-2004, 09:57 PM
I used my 8hp lawn vac it did a great job.


03-04-2004, 09:59 PM
Man I had to establish alot of edging at a home today and those things were all around the edges.I use a walk behind edger and I cussed those things all afternoon.
I'm gonna say it.You know me.....:) A pull behind sweeper will do a good job getting those up.