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Old 10-10-2009, 05:11 PM
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you could just burn them off-lol
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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. I find you have to be a bit more aggressive blowing acorns than anything else. .
heee heee heee.....


....i'm so childish
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:19 PM
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heee heee heee.....


....i'm so childish
Dude that was so funny I made it part of my sig!! I almost fell out of my chair when I read it!!!
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:23 PM
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That seems like a good idea, it doesnt wreck the grass? I would assume its faster then a blower and rake huh?
Yes...things like these destroy grass.
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yeah but where would the nuts be located at???????
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:38 AM
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squirrel army.
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:25 PM
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They're real bad here in western PA. I was blowing leaves with my tractor when I ran over a cluster of acorns and BAM...an acron shot out from the deck, hit a tree that was about two feet away from me, bounced off the tree, and was now heading right towards my eye...SMACK...the acron hit me in the eye. My left eye now is all bloody red and sore. I usually have sun glasses on but on that day it was overcast and dreary out so I didn't wear my glasses. Looks like the clear safety glasses are going to be required!
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:25 PM
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They're bad up here in New England again this year. They were really bad two years ago, and I thought it would be a long time til they were that bad again...wrongo! I don't leave them on the lawn because they'll get enbedded by the mowers. Can somebody give me a definitive answer as to whether or not they do damage to a lawn? I assume they do, expecially en masse. I have a special code on my billing system just for "acorn removal". Three guys with backpack blowers can knock out thousands of acorns in a short period of time, but it ain't free!!!
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:36 PM
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Lawn vac instead of broom?

With those brooms, though, you'd still need to pick them up in the end somehow. Shovel, etc. Plus, they'll damage the grass, right?

How about the Little Wonder HPV? I read another thread on this where several guys had a lot of success using that thing. I went to a local dealer who had an oak tree out front....he let me demo the thing there. I stomped on the acorns prior to trying it out to make it a little more realistic (ie - being pushed down by mowers, etc.) I gotta tell you, it worked great. Easily picked up 85+% of them. Unfortunately, I never bought it, and every time I clean up acorns and hickory nuts, I wish I had. Maybe this fall I will.

Added benefit would be, of course, using it to clean up leaves, etc. around inside corners, shrubs, planting beds, etc.

Just a thought.

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Old 10-25-2009, 09:40 PM
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I feel your pain with the acorns around here. A couple houses its unreal. I just use backpack blowers to blow them into piles, then we have two plastic snow shovels we use to scoop em up and throw em in barrels. It is time consuming but its worked for me.
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