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Old 05-07-2014, 09:57 PM
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Mulching techniques

I started to do a little landscaping and I have a quick question. What are some of the best tools to use when laying down mulch? My last job was installation of 12 yds and the client was happy with it. How do you get the mulch to have a blanket like look? What tools are used to get that flat and lump free look? Thanks
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:59 PM
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Mulching techniques

I use a flat rake and pat it down I pitch fork to load wheelbarrow and spread
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:00 PM
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Flat rake and just pat it down. Gives it that blanket look you want and gets rid of clumps
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:11 PM
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My hands seem to give the best look
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:13 PM
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My hands seem to give the best look
Flip a leaf rake over and pay it down when you're done
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:13 PM
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Always spread by hand, keeps it smooth and leaves a great finish.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:04 AM
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Always spread by hand, keeps it smooth and leaves a great finish.
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True it gives it a great finish spreading mulch by hand .and easier to train a new guy . but my back could not take it any more . I found it easier on my back. usin a pitch fork the same way i throw by hand. follow up with the back side of the leaf rake to smooth out . followed up with a hard rake to tamp the edges in .
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:41 PM
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hands or upside down hard rake to smooth it out. can use a hoe if you have to.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:13 PM
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hands and leaf rake at the end if u want, but I always smooth it out with hands I like it
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:47 PM
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Thanks everyone. I usually use my hands but this amount was a little much and it was all new installation. I dumped and spread with a rake. I'll have to try some of these other techniques in the future.
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