Echo ES-255 Shred/Vac For Leaf Removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Jeremiah Dyke, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How are the oak leaves bad for the lawn?

    Install it yourself for sure. On my mower its like 8 nuts and bolt that go through preexisting holes. It shouldnt take you long and you will want to know how to do it so you can uninstall and reinstall as needed.
     
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    They're very acidic- like pine needles. Too many of them, and you have to start playing with lime and watching the PH levels to get the lawn to recover. Too much lime can ruin a lawn though, since once you oversweeten the soil it takes a long time to bring the PH back to where it should be.
     
  3. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you for the education. I are smrt now :laugh:
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,884

    I had to learn that the hard way many years ago:hammerhead:, and it was an expensive education.
     

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