1.5-1.75 acre leaf cleanup. Help please!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Honey Do Crew, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there a lot of business up north on picking up leaves on propeties that are over 1 acre? Most of the ones I read about people are simply blowing them from one area to another to hide them.
     
  2. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Some of both. In my case most are disposed of on-site, but that's just my mix of customers, because a lot of them are in a high-end subdivision in an area with 2 acre zoning. In the more densely polulated areas they need to be hauled off.

    No need to haul in an area like this.
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    Whereas in this area I do need to haul.
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    Oh...just read post again...over 1 acre he said...oh well, lol
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interesting part of the country .....why are all the trees brown or stripped in that big section? Always amazes me why they let homes be built on big lots when the state is so small. No conern about there being no place to build some day?
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    The trees are like that because I had a little problem with Roundup drift one day! :laugh:

    But really, the photos were taken when the leaves were off the trees, probably in the spring. Most of the trees around here a deciduous. The lines you see are the trunks of the trees. I think that's what you're talking about anyway.

    I have 3 or 4 lawns in that photo and 3 in the coastal one. There's not much for infrastructure once you get inland a ways where I am...no city water or sewer, so the lots need to be a bit bigger to support private wells and septic systems. 1/2 acre will usually suffice for that. That particular area is very rocky...lots of ledge, which is one reason the houses are spread out so much. A lot of them have 5+ acres. It's not uncommon to have to spend a few hundred thousand for site prep there to get a foundation in.
     

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