acorns what to do

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fraz001, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. fraz001

    fraz001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    hay guys
    here the deal ,when doing my cleanups the blowers don't
    move acorns, how do you pick then up?????
    there:confused: :confused: :confused
    thanks: fraz
  2. rmartin

    rmartin LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Posts: 204

    hire a fleet of squirrels.............
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    better break out the rake to break them loose from the ground.
  4. fraz001

    fraz001 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    thank i like the squirrels thay work 4 nuts
  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Acorns, sweet gumballs, even the big PITA hickory nuts are no match for my eb7000. It makes piles then wheelbarrow,or tarp to get rid of them.
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213


    I use a power brush about 40" wide for any areas that it will fit and a Shindaiwa power broom(rubber paddle) for the small or tight areas.

  7. dylan

    dylan Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 273

    BR400 to gather the light, loose ones. Sthil power broom to move the heavy piles. Snow scoop to load them into the truck.
  8. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,694

    Let them disintegrate, they'll be gone in a few weeks. One of my lawns has an area that is covered in acorns every year, it's the strongest healthiest part of the yard.
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    I would lower my height a little say around 2" and mulch them up. Like above we have some nut trees that are a pain after they drop. Most people are not willing to pay for comlete pick up so we just mulch the heck out of them. You will notice a few little pieces but for the most part they break down very good.
    All I can say is NUTS drives you Nuts.

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