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Old 01-11-2007, 09:52 AM
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Glass removal from a lawn

Can anyone give me insight on the best and economical way to get glass out of a lawn. I have a client who had a druck driver crash in their yard. Some of the glass is really embedded. I assumed that a lawn vac would work but I was told that it probably wouldn't. The guy told me to use a dethatcher. What is the best method?
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:26 AM
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Shop Vac... You will get weird looks from people driving by as you vacuum the lawn though! Maybe use a small rake or something as you go to loosten up the pieces. I guess if it's not a huge area this will work...
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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Yup. I've used a shop before also.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:48 PM
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Just mow over it dude. If you have a good mower with a mulch kit, you'll turn that glass into sand.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:53 PM
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Or it'll stick in your tires & could cause some down time.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:01 PM
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Or it'll stick in your tires & could cause some down time.
I got 1100 hours out of a set of back tires on my 2352 without ever having puncture issues. 80% of my accounts are high traffic commercial. Glass will not penetrate a mower tire.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:08 PM
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I've pulled chunks of glass out of the tread. I haven't had it puncture it yet (knock on wood), but if they want it cleaned up, why argue.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:35 PM
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if the glass is over a wide spread area I would pick out the big chunks and consider spreading a couple inches of topsoil then seed it. you'll never get 100% of the glass out no matter what you do.
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:38 PM
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I will try the shop vac! It's not too large of an area. I appreciate everyones input and advice. Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:37 PM
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wait til the yard is moist and soft enouph to roll and roll it with a heavy roller that should imbed it down so it won't cause any problems. Any other way will take many hours if not day's to do and you still won't get it all.
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