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Old 06-28-2010, 09:33 PM
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How do YOU spread mulch?

How does everyone here spread mulch?

I had a new guy start today and comment on how we spread mulch

We usually use pitch forks to scoop it into the small areas and then dump it straight from the wheel barrow in the larger areas.


I dont know exactly how they were doing it on the job but what exactly do you do?
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:41 PM
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Dump wheelbarrows as much as possible, spread with a hard rake, and finish was a plastic leaf rake upside down. Sometimes, hand spreading is the only option though. I hate using pitchforks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:17 PM
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Big area: dump and rake.

If it is a small area, I tilt the wheelbarrow forward, and fling the mulch with my hand. I use a 2 wheeled wheelbarrow, I hold it in the tilted-up position (resting on the front bumper thing) with one hand, and fling with the other. Very fast, and it looks good.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:15 PM
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pitch forks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:27 PM
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I usually get bulk mulch and fling it with a fork for the planted areas and dump and spread in the open areas. If it's just a cosmetic top dress it's more of a sprinkle with a fork.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:59 PM
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wheel borrow
hard rake
broom rake
pitch fork
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:07 AM
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Wheel barrow and pitch fork, all the tools I need.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:20 AM
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i load the wheelbarrows with pitchforks and hand chuck it on the ara needed.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:15 PM
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i use a wheel barrow and an aluminum shovel. i like the shovel better than a pitch fork, plus its a little easier to sling it.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:05 PM
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Wheelbarrow to where its going, and dump it, or pitch fork it in the bed. Then, down on my hands and knees and spread it. Sounds dirty.
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