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Garden Bed Cleaning

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Landscape89, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Landscape89

    Landscape89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Can anyone give me tips on how to clean out the leaves from the bushes and other tight areas in the beds? Thanks
  2. newbomb

    newbomb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 391

    You should be able to use the blower to push the leaves out of the tight spots. You may need a small leaf rake (about 10" wide) for the really tough spots. The blower will make short work of them. Blow them into the grass and suck them up with a 21" bagging mower. This works great.
  3. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I blow out what I can with an Echo hand held blower, sometimes as low as at idle. Works great and doesn't disturb the mulch. Then I put on the vac kit and vac up what I can't blow out. Anything left behind I get with hand tools.
  4. mownlawns

    mownlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I use a vacuum kit / bag for my handheld blower. Sucks the leaves up, shreds them, and right into the bag already shredded. Quick and easy and saves a lot of steps. :cool:
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    First with a blower, then a handheld vac, if needed by hand only after trying machine power.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Good posts guys. I was starting to think I was the only one using a handheld vac.
    They are real back savers.

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