Not your average yard clean up !

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by mowZ06, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. mowZ06

    mowZ06 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 248

    Anyone else have these tough ones that realy give you a work out. This one has a very steep hill that leads down to a golf course and some large tree beds and the only way out to the front is along the courses walk way that lead to an opening to the back yard. I blow them to the bottom bag em up with the ultra vav,dump on the large tarp and hook up and pull to the street.
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  2. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    For us that would be an easy one. This is one that we did in the spring, the company he had last year backed out, so we did a BIG spring clean-up. Fairly straight forward; back pack the upper beds to the driveway (maybe some tarping to get there) the lawn area and lower beds get thrown into garbage cans and carried to the driveway. From there we use a 4WD tractor w/ differential lock, weights, and front end loader to push the pile up the driveway to where the truckloader can get it. Little bit over a full load. The house nextdoor is easier, but I have some others that are nothing but garbage cans.

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  3. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    They better be paying you guys well for that type of work. Thanks for sharing, pictures look great.
     
  4. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    I can only dream of maintaining yards of that brobdingnagian size here in California. That property doesn't look too hard and I would probably blow all the debris down the slopes and stake down a tarp where I could blow and rake leaves onto. A billy goat leaf vac would be nice to have on jobs like that.
     
  5. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    gotta love leaf season!
     
  6. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Why you guys working so hard,pulling them out when the lake is right there for a reason,use it!
     
  7. stan the man

    stan the man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 705

    i know at the end of that day my legs be dead, i like flat ground. good for you guys you can have it.
     
  8. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 970

    Not to sound picky but I don't think a waterfront home owner would want landscapers dumping a ton of leaves in their pristine, swimming area...what falls in naturally can't be helped but most want to keep their sandy beach and at least the first 15-20 feet of lake clear of debris...just sayin'
    I know I wouldn't want them dumping in my waterfront property...
     
  9. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,329

    OMG i would hate that unless the money was great but even then....IDk if i would do it
    I try to stay away from those thype house...then again i feel kinda bad because im sure they get that alot (Guy not wanting to do the clean up because of all the troubles)
     
  10. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

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    I am sure if they paid properly, they wouldn't have trouble finding someone to service their home. It's the house that is difficult and you have to put up with nit picky PITA, cheap, customers that have a hard time finding someone to service their home. :usflag:
     

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