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Leaf Cleanup Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by AFM Contracting, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. AFM Contracting

    AFM Contracting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    Can you vetrans provide some tips on leaf cleanup. Any secrets ect to make this job easier would be great
  2. creeksidelc

    creeksidelc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    1. Don't try when the wind is blowing.

    2. A string trimmer will turn a big pile of leaves into a small one.
  3. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Here are my tips

    Use walk behind blowers and backpacks
    Run mulchers or doubles on the mower
    Bag everything up if you can
    Blow leaves out of flowers and bushes onto the lawn and mow em up
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    First of all, what are you using? In knowing this, we may be able to advise you on the absolute most effective use of your equipment. There are 100 little tricks of the trade that will save a TON of work and time in the long run.
  5. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    I use a blower. Better than a rake. But thats just me
  6. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,157

    As runner stated what equipment do you have ??
  7. pcarlson1911

    pcarlson1911 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    arewhen fall cleaups aretough for me. I can't drive my bagging z onto the wet turf, so we blow or tarp the leaves on to a hard surface and then grind them up with the z and dump the bags on the trailer or some where on the property.
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    you may be able to work off of this or not but what we do is two guys on back packs blowing out the beds and one guy on a pusher blade on the front of our dixie chopper pushing big piles to the leaf vac of the dump truck and one guy farest away from the truck on the exmark with quick vac system. works well for us

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