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Old 03-26-2012, 10:11 PM
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I'm telling you guys...done it many many times...people from up north talk about the volume of leaves...but those leaves are generally a lot easier to mulch up-

-Live Oak leaves here are as difficult as it comes.

One of these days I'm gonna Demo a mower when I am in Indiana visiting my uncle and take lots of photos--maybe when I'm up at the big Show in Louisville-October
let me see if I can find a photo to post...
I'm sure you can do it but you won't have any grass. I don't know how you can do it in St Augustine and have any grass. All that mulched up leaves makes the grass so thin.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:30 PM
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and all i have is a 44" dixie with no bagging system. a friend gave me this lead cause he has no time and i am just starting out, still in the "i will do anything" faze. he quoted her $500 and she wasnt completely sold until i said i would blower her entire roof off and do an extra corner that she had not bothered with.

anyways, i am 99% i can get this job at $500 or $450 worst case. problem is, i will not rake all this. good thing, there is a burn site in her back yard where she wants everything dumped so there is no removal.

i have tried to find a place to rent a riding leaf vaccum or something with no luck. and i said i have no bag so what is my next best option.

A. you guys tell me some great simple way to get this done in 3 hours by myself with something i dont know about

B. rake myself and or hire someone to help ($10 type help at the local store) and hate everything about the job the 15 hours it takes to finish and try to kill myself on the job.

C. Sorry ma'am, not going to happen. good luck....
Now that you have sobered up (JUST KIDDING) do yourself a favor and go with C.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:31 PM
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and all i have is a 44" dixie with no bagging system. a friend gave me this lead cause he has no time and i am just starting out, still in the "i will do anything" faze. he quoted her $500 and she wasnt completely sold until i said i would blower her entire roof off and do an extra corner that she had not bothered with.

anyways, i am 99% i can get this job at $500 or $450 worst case. problem is, i will not rake all this. good thing, there is a burn site in her back yard where she wants everything dumped so there is no removal.

i have tried to find a place to rent a riding leaf vaccum or something with no luck. and i said i have no bag so what is my next best option.

A. you guys tell me some great simple way to get this done in 3 hours by myself with something i dont know about

B. rake myself and or hire someone to help ($10 type help at the local store) and hate everything about the job the 15 hours it takes to finish and try to kill myself on the job.

C. Sorry ma'am, not going to happen. good luck....
Now that you have sobered up (JUST KIDDING) do yourself a favor and go with C.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:07 PM
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I would walk. No way would it be worth while. Focus more on getting lawns this time of year instead of being jack of all trades.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:08 AM
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Here are some pics of the property. . Just to put things into perspective



https://picasaweb.google.com/1177152...0810058/Leaves
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:15 AM
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:18 AM
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Not much grass under all if it..
















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Old 03-27-2012, 08:27 AM
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I have a lawn that looks like that and what I do is put on a set of gator blades and run over them 3-4 times about the height of 2.5 in. Most all the leaves will chop up into smaller pieces and will start decomposing when the rains start. The shorter you can cut the better the leaves mulch.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:29 AM
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But is that something I should take on with my 44" and how long do you think it will take me? Also how long until they decompose?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:53 AM
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I have a lawn that looks like that and what I do is put on a set of gator blades and run over them 3-4 times about the height of 2.5 in. Most all the leaves will chop up into smaller pieces and will start decomposing when the rains start. The shorter you can cut the better the leaves mulch.
I agree--been there and done that, many many times...you'll be fine--lower the mower, blow the leaves out of the plants--need a mulch plate or mulch kit on mower...and dust mask for sure-
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