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Remove the acorns from the lawn?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by niceautumn, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. niceautumn

    niceautumn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1


    I am new at the lawn maintenance. I bought a house recently, and there is a big oak tree in the yard. Many acorns fall on the lawn. I tried to use the blower/vacuum to remove the acorns from the lawn. However the vacuum breaks the acorns and makes too much dust (out of vacuum bag). Meantime, it will take too long time to remove the acorns from the lawn if do it by the blower/vacuum. I am living in north of Florida. My question is "what is the best way to remove the acorns from the lawn?"

    Thank you,
  2. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    Squirrels usually like to take care of this..."problem"...if they're around, by burying them in and around your (and your nearby neighbors') lawns and landscapes.

    Of course, this usually results in having 'baby oak trees' pop up here and there, often in peculiar locales not worthy of the future massiveness of an oak tree.

    That's what hand troughs and small black plastic nursery containers and/or terra cotta pots were made for, nice autumn.
    For people like you to help spread the joy of "arbordom" among your friends and neighbors, by eventually passing along the offspring of the oak tree in your yard to them!

    Now...if we could just figure out a way to train the squirrels to plant the acorns into the containers! :laugh::laugh:
  3. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    Marcos, Amen!

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