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Old 12-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Blmtlandscapes Blmtlandscapes is offline
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Removing Acorns?

I have some properties that have a lot of acorns. Removing them is such a long process so I was wondering how everyone deals with them. Do you take care of it in the spring when there is a less intesive leaf cleanup? Do you just ignore the acorns in the turf areas? I'm trying to figure out a way to make it work so I don't have to charge the customer a ton of extra money.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:51 AM
Mowbizz Mowbizz is offline
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I just used my blowers to pile them up in rows and then shoveled them into a barrel...others have suggested using a power broom (which I have) but did not think of at the time of the cleanups...
I don't think there's a way to clean up "NUTS" without some labor involved...just give your client an hourly rate you are both happy with and go "nuts"!
I charged a particularly, large "nut job" $50/hour solo this past season...just blowers and a snow shovel, and I pulled a cart behind the ztr and drove to the woods to dump.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:46 PM
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A good leaf vacuum will take care of acorns, sucks them right up.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:28 PM
Kevin M. Kevin M. is offline
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About two weeks ago there was a long drawn out thread about this same problem do a search and there were some interesting thoughts in that thread that dealth with acorns.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:32 PM
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It all depends on what the turf is used for. Is anyone likely to slip and fall on them? Will anyone besides you really know if they are removed or not? Things like this can be HUGE factors to a bottom line.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:09 PM
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Barefoot James Barefoot James is offline
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Acorns kill turf

I will tell you this years of acrons dropping on turf will kill the turf. I have many properties that had really bad turf and then I started cleaning up acrons each fall with a blower or billy goat leaf vac and the turf is now much thicker. I'm sure the acids in the acorn elemenate their competition (grass) - just my 2 cents - remove it and grass does better.
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