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Plz show me some organic results..

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Rayholio, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,116

    THAT IS SWEEEEEEEET, nice work Mr. Dish
     
  2. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    3 stab home depot spade? What is that?

    I own half a dozen $100+ shovels, I know a thing or two about digging holes.
     
  3. Grohorganic

    Grohorganic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157


    dang that's a lot of cash for a hole sounds like a Craig's list ad.LOLOL

    take 3 stabs with the spade in a triangle, or square, or a square with a spare (pentagon) and pull up the plug or what ever comes up, like i said a one inch core is a joke for res lawns, on a GC it may be different but for a good look pry open some dirt
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    ....... or use a profiler.
     
  5. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    I do alot of transplanting or removal of plants, shrubs, and trees that need to be hand dug. Wooden and fiberglass handles just dont hold up to the force I can and need to put into one to get the job done effeciently. One day I broke 10 wooden or fiberglass handle shovels pulling out 20 6ft spirea around a pool on the inside of the fence. At $10-20 a piece and going through 20 per month I learned really fast to purchase metal lifetime warrantied shovels.
     
  6. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    or cup cutter or bulb planter, But it seems that the spade works good enough though, and its more economical than any of the other suggestions, unless you want a really nice hole
     
  7. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    have you tried the worlds best shovel?
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    I do not believe so. The majority of mine are king of spades or knock offs with a few WW manufacturing in there also.

    Is it a good shovel? A quick search did not turn up anything.
     
  9. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,533

    TERRAPRO: Are you talking about transplanting or just removing plants?

    For just getting them out, my choice of weapons is a mattock.
     
  10. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    Both transplanting and removal or any other digging type operation.

    Mattock! That sounds like alot of swinging to me, whew... too much work.

    My crew and I over the years have removed stuff by hand that other people said needed a back hoe or bobcat.

    Do not get me wrong there are some times when a larger piece of equipment is needed and more cost effective. All tools have their place and work well when applied to their niche.
     

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