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Old 07-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Markfd12 Markfd12 is offline
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Pruning and pine straw

I just pruned shrubs at a complex and it was impossible to get all the leaves and debris cleaned up in the pine straw. Complaint HMA. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:34 PM
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I use a Stihl SH85 shredder vac to suck the leaves out. You will suck up some straw but will results you and your customer are looking for. If you don't have one or the means to buy a gas vacuum you can find electric ones a dime a dozen and they work just as well.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:17 AM
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I use a Stihl SH85 shredder vac to suck the leaves out. You will suck up some straw but will results you and your customer are looking for. If you don't have one or the means to buy a gas vacuum you can find electric ones a dime a dozen and they work just as well.
I'm sure he could rent one as well.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:44 AM
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I run into this all the time. There is no fixing it now. In the future I would let HOA in their infinite wisdom know to straw after pruning or get an understanding in the beginning if it can not be avoided. I know this is obvious to us but home owners and HOA's apparently cant grasp it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:35 PM
No Weeds Left Behind No Weeds Left Behind is offline
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I know its probably not practical to do on a big commercial job because of the time but, I always lay a tarp down where I am trimming hedges if they r in beds. That way the majority of the leaves and clippings end up on the tarp and you can just drag it to the next set of bushes. But like I said I dont know how it would work for big commercial jobs as far as time goes
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