Best way to clean up acorns?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by QuadRacer041, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. TheNatural

    TheNatural LawnSite Member
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    Power broom sounds like the way to go. We've always used backpacks to do the job. I find you have to be a bit more aggressive blowing acorns than anything else. What I mean by that is you have to get closer to the turf and right up on them to really get em moving well. It's a little bit more of a workout and you have to do more side to side movements with the hose as well. I get em in lines and work em as far as I can go until their ready to pile. Then a scoop, barrel, and rake finishes it up.
     
  2. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    Secretly video tape them doing something wrong, then strip them of their funding.
     
  3. wrtenterprises

    wrtenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
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    You do need to pay attention, but we have yet to create any long lasting damage to the turf. This method gets them all, embedded or not. I personally like the broom attachment best, but the paddle works fine also....
     
  4. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    :clapping:

    Yep, have oak tree's in the front yard, walnot and hickory tree's in the back. Most of the walnuts have already fallen and what the squirrel's didn't get a neighbor did.

    Only problem is my squirrels think my yard is the best place to now dig up, hide their nuts :confused:
     
  5. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
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    well then you need an army of panthers--to go after the squirrels
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cut the tree down ... no tree, no acorns. :laugh:
     
  7. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like the way you think!
     
  8. LBLC_LCO

    LBLC_LCO LawnSite Senior Member
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    lol Nice.

    :clapping:
     
  9. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stihl makes the powersweep(paddles) or the brush. What one do you use? Looks like the brush may be too abrasive for the lawn.
     
  10. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Like I asked before, you use the bristle brush or the paddle attachment?
     

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