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Beach combing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2 man crew, Feb 22, 2002.

  1. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    I'm taking on a new property this year. It has a 40' x 150' sand beach on a lake. They want it cleaned and raked every week. I'm wondering if there is a special rake for sand beaches? By the way it has to be done by hand there is a bolder retaining wall perimeter.
    I want it to look perfect. Thanks for any help!
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Try looking into getting one of those sand trap rakes they use on golf courses. I'm sure you could figure out a way of attaching it to and pulling it behind a Z.
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    ...that's if you can figure out a way of getting around the retaining wall.
  4. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
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    How am i going to get back over the bolder wall? lol :D
  5. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,174

    How tall is the bouler wall?
  6. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Its about 3 feet, but I don't want to use ramps. Its a high- end town home complex. If they see me trying to rig some half a$$ed ramp on their bolder wall they will think Im a moron. No pontoon boat either. lol :p
  7. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: hey 2 man how about getting yourself 2 of these drag mats they use in the seventh inning of a baseball game, it's about 4 feet wide and is light enough to be pulled by a guy. Tony
  8. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 403

    Ya that might work. I was thinking more like an actual rake for beaches though. Maybe some of the guys That work on the cost might be using on the "ocean side" houses. But that baseball mat might be what I should try. thanks.
  9. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,232

    I think you know what I'm talking about. I kinda like it myself. You may be able to get two of the real wide garden rakes and pull them both at the same time. Of course, knowing my nature, I'm sure there's probably a better way to do it. (I always seem to pick the hard stuff).
  10. tramahor

    tramahor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    we used to live on a lake here in sacramento, we had a sand/beach area approx 75 yrds long and 30 wide, I would always use a grading rake. It worked well for that area and at the same time it was grooming the sand it would pull out all the weed generated by the palm trees. just my.002
    Ramirez Landscaping CO.:blob3:

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