View Full Version : Garden Bed Cleaning

12-11-2004, 10:35 PM
Can anyone give me tips on how to clean out the leaves from the bushes and other tight areas in the beds? Thanks

12-11-2004, 11:10 PM
You should be able to use the blower to push the leaves out of the tight spots. You may need a small leaf rake (about 10" wide) for the really tough spots. The blower will make short work of them. Blow them into the grass and suck them up with a 21" bagging mower. This works great.

Envy Lawn Service
12-12-2004, 01:53 AM
I blow out what I can with an Echo hand held blower, sometimes as low as at idle. Works great and doesn't disturb the mulch. Then I put on the vac kit and vac up what I can't blow out. Anything left behind I get with hand tools.

12-12-2004, 05:41 PM
I use a vacuum kit / bag for my handheld blower. Sucks the leaves up, shreds them, and right into the bag already shredded. Quick and easy and saves a lot of steps. :cool:

12-12-2004, 05:43 PM
First with a blower, then a handheld vac, if needed by hand only after trying machine power.

Envy Lawn Service
12-12-2004, 09:51 PM
Good posts guys. I was starting to think I was the only one using a handheld vac.
They are real back savers.