Shrub trimming clean up?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Green Acres Lawn CAre, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering if any of you guys have a quicker way to get up all the clippings up besides just getting on your knees and picking each leaf out of the bed? Help would be appreciated:waving:
     
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    This has been discussed 1000 times already. Have you done a search yet?
     
  3. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it came out just this year, they call it a rake.
     
  4. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    It's hard to rake it out of pine straw without taking the straw with it.
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two years ago they invented something called a Tarp.

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  6. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    How would that make it any easier?
     
  7. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    Place the tarp below the shrub and allow the clippings to fall onto the tarp. Very very very little residual cleanup.

    If you have delicate flowers around the shrub...that's a tough call...you wouldn't want to hurt the flowers...but then again you're going to be walking around the shrub to trim it and raking the flowers...so I don't know that a light tarp over delicate plantings would cause much harm for a few minutes.
     
  8. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    Ok thanks I'll try it.
     
  9. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Will you try it?.......will you try a tarp?.....let us know how it works, I'd hate to drop the bucks on a tarp and just be stuck with some useless......
     
  10. Green Acres Lawn CAre

    Green Acres Lawn CAre LawnSite Member
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    How do you usually do it?
     

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