leaf clean up? how to do it

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Matts lawn care, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 829

    i have a few q's on how u guys do leaf clean up. i dont have a traler or a bagger, i was thinking about geting a cyclone rake but cant justify spending 2000 on it. hsould i buy a walk behind lawn vacum or a walk behind blower or just 1 good big powerful bp blower like a echo 715. last year i used a rake and tarp and that took forever and i dont plan to do it again. any advice would be apreachieated.

    Matt
     
  2. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    use your backpack blower to clean out the beds and about 3' around the house then use a push blower and blow everything in a pile then you can either tarp them up or find some one with a truck loader to come by and suck them up.
     
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    i blow them out as stated above and mulch them.
     
  4. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 414

    I use a BP blower a good powerful one because leaves will get wet, a small handheld blower/vac for tight spots, and then rakes and tarps, another thing i have done was just cut over them all with the mower to mulch them up a bit then bag them up.
     
  5. Matts lawn care

    Matts lawn care LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
    Posts: 829

    i am on a budget i got a few things i need next year and the only blower i got is a home eliet bp blower. last year i tarped into the woods but i already have 3 big jobs that arent near the woods. is it worth it to stick with what i got and bag it the hard way.
     
  6. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Posts: 554

    just quit!!!!!!!
     
  7. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Cut more grass--save more money-- buy the right equipment. than sell the work when you have equipment. Or just acept the fact that you are going to make $2.50 an hour this year, save it all!!
     

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