The title says it all. I see you guys making reference to blowing out the beds, along fences, etc. Many of the flower beds in my neck of the woods have lots of mulch. How do you blow the leaves out without blowing the mulch out at the same time?
Ok. Here is how it's done. Whenever you are blowing out beds with any kind of mulch, the idea is to NOT blow the material (leaves) directly out like you would blowing out of rocks or dirt. When you are using the blower, there are two things you have to keep in mind. First, you have to run it at lower rpm's, do more MANUAL work to compensate. In other words, you have to SHAKE it out. The second thing, is that instead of blowing the stuff outward, you have to blow it in a criss-cross pattern - moving back and forth at atLEAST a 45 degree angle. Sometimes, more than a 45 (almost sideways) is better. As you work it back and forth, you are freeing up the light leaf material, and much of that is able to escape the bed area. At the same time, most of the mulch material moves back and forth a little bit, but stays in the bed compared to the amount of leaf material that moves further. Remember: low rpms and pound it hard by shaking it more. This actually works out to SAVE work.