Cleaning Up Leaves The Simple Way

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ed2hess, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    here is one on Asphalt---mower down to about 2-3 inches...Scag V. ride
    not lots of leaves...but just an example...

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  2. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Live Oak leaves...in St. Augustine

    P.S. we cut 4-4.5 in the summer as it gets hotter...

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  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks more like a good example of why NOT to mulch to me.
     
  5. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And barely any leaves. Warm, dry and ideal conditions don't go hand in hand with most any large leaf cleanup I've done or seen.
     
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  6. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That was an easy one...notice the pile that disappeared?
     
  7. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah, not having to haul off trash is hhorrible...and the organic material for the lawn...that has gotta be bad for the lawn
     
  8. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I mulch on ALL my properties and the customers are ALWAYS exremely impressed and happy. One property has 6 mature white oaks and well over 25 hickory trees of various sizes. (Spread over 2 acreas.) I use a toro diesel 60" with Mamba mulch blades and the toro mulch kit and set height between 3.25 to 4" depending on conditions. Two passes and voila- no more leaves. It works fantastic. Different strokes for different folks. if bagging works for you great...I mulch and the leaves are invisible. Me and customer: :clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
  9. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Id mulch those in a heartbeat and it'd look fantastic.....
     
  10. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pretty sure anybody that's done leaf clean-ups mulches when possible, and a tiny mound of leaves like that is easily mulched, especially in warm, dry conditions. People in my area wouldn't even pay to do a clean up that small. They'd rake them up themselves.

    You've obviously never done large leaf clean ups in wet conditions or youd know its not possible, much less cost and time effective to try to mulch them all.
     

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