Scraping a mulch bed

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by ccwmlw, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. ccwmlw

    ccwmlw LawnSite Member
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    What is the best way to scrape a mulch bed? I am bidding on my first comerical contract, and I have never had to scrape a bed? Trying to figure out how much time is involved.
     
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    What do you mean by scrape a mulch bed???
     
  3. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's what I wanted to know but couldn't quite ask.;)
     
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    With a scraper... silly. Maybe you mean freshen up a mulch bed? Turn it over? :confused:
     
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is that an ice scraper???:D
    Sorry, just had to.
     
  6. ccwmlw

    ccwmlw LawnSite Member
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    I meant to say remove the mulch. The only way I know how is to do it by shovel, but is there an easier way?
     
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Here is a quote from this site on how this is handled.

    "Once the bed is edged, I use a steel rake to collect all the edgings and as much of the old mulch as I can from the bed. Rake everything up, then scoop it out with a square shovel and mulch fork, put it in a wheelbarrow, and dump it in your compost pile. "
     
  8. ccwmlw

    ccwmlw LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Team Gopher. That helps out alot.
     

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