Efficient way of removing leaves from beds?? Help please

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Florida Gardener, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. One of my properties has beds with leaves but stuff like liriope, ferns, impatiens, and overall tight areas. Does anyone have a VERY efficient way of removing leaves in these situations? I'm really trying to get very efficient at this property. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  2. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    does the beds have mulch or rock? I would say some kind of vacuum
     
  3. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    wouldnt the vacuum pick up the rocks and mulch two tho?
     
  4. Hey guys no mulch or rock.
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  5. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Got a blower/vac system for cheap through a friend and they have the worst power I have ever seen. Could barely blow a leaf 3'.

    But they are perfect for leaf pick up, as long as they are dry!! Just move it quick back and forth over the area and the heavier packed down mulch stays put and the leaves get sucket up.
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  6. Is this gas powered and what brand?
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  7. Also, I will be sucking up bigger leaves like awabuki and magnolias...will I have any problems?
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  8. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes its Gas powered, its a Yard Machine, I got it though MTD Canada but here's their website, you can probably find something sold down your way.

    http://www.mtdcanada.com/home.asp
     
  9. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have an older crapsman blower and I bought the vacuum bagger setup for it years ago and just use it for hard to get areas that I can't use the stihl blower to blow out the beds. Stihl has them as well. Like gilmore said, sweep it back and forth, and it works for me.
     
  10. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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