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Best way to clean up acorns?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by QuadRacer041, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    you could just burn them off-lol :blob2:
  2. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    heee heee heee.....

    ....:laugh:i'm so childish
  3. Smittie

    Smittie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Dude that was so funny I made it part of my sig!! I almost fell out of my chair when I read it!!!
  4. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Yes...things like these destroy grass.
  5. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    yeah but where would the nuts be located at???????:laugh:
  6. cphillips0053

    cphillips0053 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    LOL :laugh:
  7. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 651

    They're real bad here in western PA. I was blowing leaves with my tractor when I ran over a cluster of acorns and BAM...an acron shot out from the deck, hit a tree that was about two feet away from me, bounced off the tree, and was now heading right towards my eye...SMACK...the acron hit me in the eye. My left eye now is all bloody red and sore. I usually have sun glasses on but on that day it was overcast and dreary out so I didn't wear my glasses. Looks like the clear safety glasses are going to be required!
  8. socty

    socty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    They're bad up here in New England again this year. They were really bad two years ago, and I thought it would be a long time til they were that bad again...wrongo! I don't leave them on the lawn because they'll get enbedded by the mowers. Can somebody give me a definitive answer as to whether or not they do damage to a lawn? I assume they do, expecially en masse. I have a special code on my billing system just for "acorn removal". Three guys with backpack blowers can knock out thousands of acorns in a short period of time, but it ain't free!!!
  9. Guinness56

    Guinness56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    With those brooms, though, you'd still need to pick them up in the end somehow. Shovel, etc. Plus, they'll damage the grass, right?

    How about the Little Wonder HPV? I read another thread on this where several guys had a lot of success using that thing. I went to a local dealer who had an oak tree out front....he let me demo the thing there. I stomped on the acorns prior to trying it out to make it a little more realistic (ie - being pushed down by mowers, etc.) I gotta tell you, it worked great. Easily picked up 85+% of them. Unfortunately, I never bought it, and every time I clean up acorns and hickory nuts, I wish I had. Maybe this fall I will.

    Added benefit would be, of course, using it to clean up leaves, etc. around inside corners, shrubs, planting beds, etc.

    Just a thought.

  10. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    I feel your pain with the acorns around here. A couple houses its unreal. I just use backpack blowers to blow them into piles, then we have two plastic snow shovels we use to scoop em up and throw em in barrels. It is time consuming but its worked for me.

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