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What's the fastest EASIEST way to remove this?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Lefet, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    I kind of figured that except there's approximately 40+ of them.
  2. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887


    Don't have a dingo but will look into renting one. What about damage to the lawn?

    Thanks, we've got insurance

    Yes, thanks.

    Hmmmm never thought about a van!! Maybe we can rent one of those too!! :clapping: :clapping:
  3. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    If you went out there with a shovel, a wheelbarrow, and a rake you'd be done by now.

    I don't get it. These are relatively small plants with the exception of the arbs which are one of the easiest plants to dig out. You don't need equipment or a truck and a chain. You need to get to work. Use the most efficient gear that you already have, because there is not a lot of time involved in doing this no matter what equipment or method you use.

    I swear that if it does not have a power cord or <s>pull cord</s> electric start no one knows what to do anymore.

    MMADDUX LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Well if you want to spin donuts it will!!!!!
  5. Tyler7692

    Tyler7692 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,086

    I agree. You could probably just literally rip half the plants out by hand. You may have to use a shovel on some.

    A lot of times you can find the edge of the fabric and just pull it up and it will pull all the stone in a pile for you if its not too rotted.

    Easy job, that whole place could be cleaned out with 2 guys in 3-4 hours easy.
  6. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Thanks guys, I kind of figured to just dig them out by hand. Was just seeing if there was an easier, faster way. This client wants a few additional things done so any way I can save time would be great.
  7. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 358

    I try to save as much as I can with in reason when I remove plants. Some can be used later or in your own yard. Dig them up throw them in the truck and pot them up at home/shop.
  8. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Good idea, thanks.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    By the time you go rent a machine, haul it, and get it there, you'd be done. Sometimes you have to weigh those factors in too.

    Besides the sharp spade, get a good Maddox Pick (Pick Axe). When I started my biz, that was the first tool I bought. The leverage you get to pop plants and shrubs makes it super easy to do by hand.
  10. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,887

    Thanks White Gardens, I've got one in my arsenal too! Try not to leave home without it!

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