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Old 06-16-2010, 11:08 PM
KyLawnscapes KyLawnscapes is offline
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We use the plastic pitchfork that are usaully used to clean horse stalls. The you can scoop like a pitchfork and spread like a rake. They work better than anything Ive found and no black or brown hands at the end of the day.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:56 AM
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I second the pitchfork is all you need. I have a 3/4 length with a big D handle and its perfect.

If its not perfectly smooth do a quick backpack blow to smooth out ridges
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:02 AM
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depends on what type of mulch, here if i tried to use a pitch fork it would all fall through the fork! and get laughed at if anybody saw me. metal spring rake, then use the back of it to smooth.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:52 AM
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for handtoss you just grab handfulls? that sound very time consuming compared to shoveling it out...
you would think, but its not . just drag the barrel along with you

unless its a very large open bed
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:09 PM
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it depends i hand toss on the tight beds and around flowers, but when putting down large amounts of mulch in even relatively open areas, its back to the broken rake.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:17 PM
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back side of a leaf rake works great because its lightweight to begin with and also the weight is distributed widely so you're not doing any digging.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:48 PM
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We use pitch forks to spread/toss and to level out the lumps. For softer mulch, we just use a big shovel and level it with pitch forks.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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We use pitch forks to spread/toss and to level out the lumps. For softer mulch, we just use a big shovel and level it with pitch forks.
what type of mulch???
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:36 PM
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i handtoss

best results ive had

and yes weve hand tossed 40 yards and it goes quick
Only method I use....surprised to hear it on here.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:41 PM
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I use the backside of a rake (the front side too sometimes) and then hit it with my backpack blower with one tube off....smooths out any small bumps, but you have to do it carefully.
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