Garden Bed Cleaning

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Landscape89, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
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    Can anyone give me tips on how to clean out the leaves from the bushes and other tight areas in the beds? Thanks
    -SH
     
  2. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should be able to use the blower to push the leaves out of the tight spots. You may need a small leaf rake (about 10" wide) for the really tough spots. The blower will make short work of them. Blow them into the grass and suck them up with a 21" bagging mower. This works great.
     
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I blow out what I can with an Echo hand held blower, sometimes as low as at idle. Works great and doesn't disturb the mulch. Then I put on the vac kit and vac up what I can't blow out. Anything left behind I get with hand tools.
     
  4. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
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    I use a vacuum kit / bag for my handheld blower. Sucks the leaves up, shreds them, and right into the bag already shredded. Quick and easy and saves a lot of steps. :cool:
     
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    First with a blower, then a handheld vac, if needed by hand only after trying machine power.
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good posts guys. I was starting to think I was the only one using a handheld vac.
    They are real back savers.
     

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