How do you deal with walnuts?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MacLawnCo, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Guys, it seems this year there are many more walnuts(the big green nuts right???lol) on my properties than last. Short of hand picking or raking them, is there anything i can do to effectively and quickly remove them?
     
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Dump a whole bunch of squirrels off at the property! :D

    Got me dude. guess you would just have to rake and blow 'em, and pick them up. Unless you want to kill your deck with blasting material.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    The powersweep attachments work real well for this.
     
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    Pick them up, crack them, mix the nuts with some homemade ice cream and homemade maple syrup. MMMmmmm. If you were closer, I'd come and get them for FREE.
     
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    Basically the only effective way to pick them all up is by hand. Make sure you get them up when they are still green. Otherwise you will be dyed a nice color for a week or so.
     
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    BP Blower. Then a scoop shovel.

    Just did my yard Saturday, and it's covered again today.
     
  7. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    we have ayard that has so many black walnut trees we wear hardhats,just wait you will too...
     
  8. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    Power Broom them into a bucket on a CUT, dump them into a truck. Don't even have to touch them. This is the easiest way I have found.
    Mike
     
  9. doublesharp

    doublesharp LawnSite Senior Member
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    I leave em lay and the squirrels handle the rest.
     
  10. accuratelawn

    accuratelawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 922

    Who has time to pick up Walnuts? I mow at 4". The blades hit the top green part. Usually the ground is soft this time of year, so the wheels of the mower push them into the ground.
     

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