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Old 01-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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How do you usually do it?
With my wife!

But pruning, I rake unless I'm dropping into Ivy or Gravel, then I use a tarp below my work and slide it along until it's full.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:04 PM
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Will you try it?.......will you try a tarp?.....let us know how it works, I'd hate to drop the bucks on a tarp and just be stuck with some useless......
I can't seem to have enough tarps. Can't see how you'd find a $15 tarp useless just because it didn't work on a hedge job. Do you ever have to haul debris away? If so, it should be covered.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:10 PM
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I can't seem to have enough tarps. Can't see how you'd find a $15 tarp useless just because it didn't work on a hedge job. Do you ever have to haul debris away? If so, it should be covered.
You should learn to recognize sarcasm.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:48 PM
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I blow or rake them out and suck them up with the walk/behind w/bagger.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:56 PM
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We use traps or drop cloths
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:10 PM
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We use traps or drop cloths
Where can I find on of these "traps"? Those pesky clippings keep getting away!

Seriously the tarps do work well. For very minor amounts when I am also mowing, my 21" with a bag sucks them up realy well too.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:19 PM
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Rake what you can, and then flip the pinestraw over and fluff it a little bit. It only takes a few minutes with a pitchfork. If you keep shrubbery trimmed often, you can sometimes just blow the tops off and blow the small amount of debris under shrubs or onto lawn and mulch up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:05 PM
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I blow or rake them out and suck them up with the walk/behind w/bagger.
We do the same thing. Tarps are a pain in the butt to say the least. I don't see any reason to use a tarp unless the landscaping is mulch or lava rock which both are to lite to blow out.
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We do the same thing. Tarps are a pain in the butt to say the least. I don't see any reason to use a tarp unless the landscaping is mulch or lava rock which both are to lite to blow out.
Add me to the list. In lava rock I just "feather" the throttle on the blower and that keeps the majority of the rock or mulch in the beds.
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I use rakes and tarps and my handheld or backpack blower.
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