Help!!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by thorntonadvantage, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I was wondering if any you guys can offer some advise on how to keep a flower bed that has pine straw in it as a mulch free from debris when trimming shrubs or hedges.
     
  2. iluvbermuda

    iluvbermuda LawnSite Member
    from S/E TN
    Posts: 108

    Put down a tarp.
     
  3. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    What size should I use
     
  4. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,606

    As big as it takes.;)
     
  5. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    Most of my customers that have beds have hardwood mulch. Unless the mulch is new, I can usually rake the shrub clippings out. I have one that has pine needles and I use a small tarp around the shrubs. It's a pain and be sure to figure the extra time it takes when charging.
     
  6. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,606

    Seriously though: Just buy one or two of the cheapest 5x6 plastic tarps. Put one on each side of the bush and overlap a little.
     
  7. JeffNY

    JeffNY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 257

    6x8, ALWAYS a 6x8. In fact, thats the only size I keep in my truck. Especially for trimming bushes.
     
  8. thorntonadvantage

    thorntonadvantage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I really appreciate all the good tips! Thanks for the help!
     
  9. Gold Star Lawns

    Gold Star Lawns LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 89

    used burlap sacks work as well....put one on each side and somewhat under shrub....usually takes 4 per shrub depending on size
     

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