Gravel and dirt on lawn...what to do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    ok guys/girls, what works the best to get gravel/dirt out of the lawn due to snow plows?

    Usually in the past I have always just used a garden rake and scoop shovel. But I want something faster and less back breaking this year. What would you guys recommend to use? Would a power sweeper work good?
  2. Kaskov

    Kaskov LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    What about just blowing it out of the lawn w/ a backpack blower?
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    nope, too heavy. I am talking about piles or even spread out, in the lawn pushed up from gravel driveways from snow plows.
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The absolute best thing you can use for this is a powersweep attachment that goes on the end of a trimmer setup - the ines that have the rubber paddles on the drum. I guarantee you that you will find nothing better.
  5. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    Hire a helper and make him do it.
  6. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Take a gravel rake for the heavy stuff, and then a power broom, should clean-up quickly.
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Messages: 4,899

    I'm with Joe on this one, Stihl power broom with the rubber paddles makes the job fast and remove all the stone and clumps of sod. If threre are any big pieces of sod you may have to pick those up by hand.
  8. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    ya, just use a power broom, that'll get the job done fine.
  9. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 638

    I think the power broom from Echo works excellent, i use mine with the trottle trigger facing the sky so instead of pushing the unit on the grass i am pulling it towards me alot less damage to the grass this way. I also used the paddles but it does not lift up the grass like the bristles do. :waving:
  10. lpwhandyman

    lpwhandyman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Even better yet, if it was done by the borough or the state, call them. I watched them fix a few miles of it the other day.

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