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Old 06-16-2010, 02:20 PM
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Trick of smoothing out mulch..

What's your trick to making the mulch look extremly smooth and level? I found out that if you use the back of a leaf rake (those big maroon or green colored one, NOT the ones with metal tines, the hard plastic wide tines) you flip the rake over and use the back and smooth it out works extremly well....how about you? what do you guys do.....
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Old 06-16-2010, 02:28 PM
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:22 PM
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i use the back of a hard rake and it works fine.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:42 PM
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a pitchfork is the only tool you need to mulch.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:29 PM
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i use the head of a hard tined rake (the garden style rake), just the head. i broke the rake and found out that using the end by hand works well.
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Old 06-16-2010, 05:45 PM
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that's exactly what im talking about, the back of the rake. Someone actually broke the rake and discovered it that way, and showed me the trick too...
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:18 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kylecal91 View Post
a pitchfork is the only tool you need to mulch.
Sorry , I would need to see proof of that to say I agree.

I use either a 28 or 36" landscape rake myself
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:23 PM
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Depends on what's readily available...I generally dump, spread with hard rake, then smooth with a plastic leaf rake upside down...but sometimes I'll just spread and smooth with a pitchfork given certain circumstances.
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:27 PM
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i handtoss

best results ive had

and yes weve hand tossed 40 yards and it goes quick
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:36 PM
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for handtoss you just grab handfulls? that sound very time consuming compared to shoveling it out...
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