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Old 07-17-2010, 11:41 PM
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2-wheel wheel barrow
pitch fork
hard rake to smooth it out

Bulk mulch is far superior to bagged mulch; and cheaper to boot.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:47 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.
This is the way I was taught 18 yrs ago & I still do it this way today. I rake open ares.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:50 PM
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:02 AM
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pitch fork some tight areas by feathering it on the area (also saves on mulch if your in a jam and don't have time to go get more before the supplier closes)..this is most effective in between perenials, annuals and tight spacing of the shrubs.

Under P.I.T.A Shrubs and such we use the old scoop out of the barrow with our hands and fling under the shrub

Any area we can, dump it and spread by hand. It looks the best. Then we finish rake with a leaf rake upside down if it needs extra fluffing.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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dont think ive ever used a pitchfork in my life. Wheel barrow, hard rake is all ive ever needed. Seems to do the job fast and efficiently
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:36 PM
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i use to use the pitch fork to loosen a bunch of it up in the trailer so i could shovel it in the wheel barrow. ever since i got my truck unloader those days are done.

i rarely get down on my hands and knees to move mulch around. i dump the wheel barrow and use a landscapers rake (i think some are calling them hard rakes) to spread it around. once the job is done i use a leaf rake upside down to smooth it out a little more.
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