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Old 06-03-2006, 11:41 PM
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best way to trim shrub and clean up

In you guy's opinion what is the best way you trim and clean up shrub and trimming in beds? Just asking.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:45 PM
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I like the guy that said he saw two Mexicans (no racial slur intended) hand holding a push mower to trim shrubs. Still laughing about that one.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:57 PM
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Tarps, tarps and more tarps...

Laying out tarps beforehand makes clean-up a breeze.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:08 AM
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i blow the trimmings out and mulch with the mower. works great for me.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:49 AM
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I blow them out w/ the blower, then either bag them w/ the mower or rake them up. If there is a ton, I use my old chipper to shred it all up some more.
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:50 AM
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I would rather rake up the cuttings than use a tarp. Then I use a hand held gas powered leaf/bush cuttings shreader to suck up what still is on the ground. Make sure you buy one with metal blades for shredding (i.e. Stihl).
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