Leaf Question

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by TMC3, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. TMC3

    TMC3 LawnSite Member
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    Since the leaf season is coming up I would like some advice on a big job at one of our rental propertys. We have a house with a huge backyard that slopes down to a fence. We like to clean pick the leafs and throw them over the fence. We usually rent a push blower which is great tiil you get to the fence. My question is what is the best way to get the leafs over the fence without picking them up by hand. This job is really a PITA because is take us so long because there are over 10 huge penn oaks. Thanks.
     
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
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    Good question. I dont have an answer....lol....but a good question.
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  3. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Take a truck loader an sit it on the ground , on the suction side build a 6 long 3 foot high by 2 foot deep box an connect your suction hose to it sit unit in the corner , make a plow for your mower an get all the leaves to your box take a big rake an feed the box , quick an easy , see ya George
     
  4. alanauer

    alanauer LawnSite Member
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    It's usually a problem controlling growth along a fence. So I'd leave them where blown, maybe drive a vehicle along them to flatten them, even them a bit if necessary, and call it fence-line mulch.
     
  5. poncho62

    poncho62 LawnSite Member
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    If I owned the property on the other side of that fence, I would be pissed.........
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you monkey with the flap on the blower you should be able to get a lot of them to blow over the fance, depending on height. Problem is, the fence may get dirty. I successfully blow uphill with stone wall terraces, with one of those.
     
  7. DIXIECONTRACTING

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 283

    A couple sheets of plywood to act as ramps and blow the leaves at them use back pack to dirrect leaves into path of WB blower up and over fence.
     
  8. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
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    Take out a couple of sections of fence...it's done all the time around here...
     
  9. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When we run into this situation, we just bear hug the leaves and toss them over. Sometimes, doing it by hand is quicker than power equipment.
     
  10. Rtom45

    Rtom45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You could also pin a tarp or two on the ground at the fence, then after the leaves are blown onto the tarp, just hoist them over the fence.
     

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