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Old 01-23-2011, 10:58 AM
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Shrub trimming clean up?

I was just wondering if any of you guys have a quicker way to get up all the clippings up besides just getting on your knees and picking each leaf out of the bed? Help would be appreciated
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:59 AM
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This has been discussed 1000 times already. Have you done a search yet?
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:01 AM
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I think it came out just this year, they call it a rake.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:03 AM
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I think it came out just this year, they call it a rake.
It's hard to rake it out of pine straw without taking the straw with it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:10 AM
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Two years ago they invented something called a Tarp.

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Old 01-23-2011, 11:15 AM
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How would that make it any easier?
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:20 AM
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How would that make it any easier?
Place the tarp below the shrub and allow the clippings to fall onto the tarp. Very very very little residual cleanup.

If you have delicate flowers around the shrub...that's a tough call...you wouldn't want to hurt the flowers...but then again you're going to be walking around the shrub to trim it and raking the flowers...so I don't know that a light tarp over delicate plantings would cause much harm for a few minutes.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:22 AM
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Ok thanks I'll try it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:54 AM
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Ok thanks I'll try it.
Will you try it?.......will you try a tarp?.....let us know how it works, I'd hate to drop the bucks on a tarp and just be stuck with some useless......
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I use rakes and tarps and my handheld or backpack blower.
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