Apple Trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Snowgov, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Snowgov

    Snowgov LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Hey Guys, I have an account that has numeous apple trees. The ground underneath them is pretty well covered with fallen apples. Probably a dumb question, but what does everyone do with the fallen apples? Clean em up or mow em down?:dizzy:
     
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Mow them over.And don't forget to have a few off the tree!
     
  3. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,713

    ask your customer. Charge a little extra for removal. They will eventually kill the grass under the tree. Either way, be carefull, yellow jackets love em.
     
  4. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    So do the furry cridders like fat wood chucks.

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  5. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    well.... i have a business that has them, the people that work there usually use them, but i have resident client that has us pick them up in which we charge a little extra for every week when they are coming off the tree. you really need to ask your client if they wont them picked up or not that will determine what or if you charge for picking up or not.
     
  6. Mimowerman

    Mimowerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    mow over them or pick them up and deer bait..... however its illegal in Michigan to bait for deer so what am I saying don't do that hehe:drinkup:
     
  7. RedSquareLandscaping

    RedSquareLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 256

    it depnds if you are good in heart hen pick em up or if it doesnt matter use a nice sharp blade and chop up those damed apples

    NOT YOUR FAUlt
     
  8. Snowgov

    Snowgov LawnSite Member
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    Thanks to all that have pitched in. And yes the deer have found them too. SO far I've just been running over them and making some apple sauce, pissing off the bees. Have a safe week!
     
  9. cudaclan

    cudaclan LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Posts: 152

    Yes to mowing them over, it is effective. However, if they contain disease (along with the leaves), it will be dormant until next season.
     
  10. RedSquareLandscaping

    RedSquareLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 256

    well now the apples will act as good compost so twice the work done at first
     

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