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Help, rocks in grass!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by FIRSTGREEN, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. FIRSTGREEN

    FIRSTGREEN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Does anyone have a easy way, or prefered way, of removing rocks from grass areas in the spring from plow damage? I have quite a few accounts that consume alot of time in the spring. Ideas would be great. Thanks!:confused:
     
  2. yardatwork

    yardatwork LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Rake and elbow grease! Or a power broom attachment.
     
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    If its no too bad, I have used the blower to disperse the small stones throughout the turf.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Powersweep is the only way to go. Nothing like it
     
  5. Cuttinitclose

    Cuttinitclose LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,015

    If you want to spend $400. Not me as of now.
     
  6. Collegepro

    Collegepro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    blow everything you can and pick up the big ones.....everyone has to deal that with every year it seams like and it sucks...I always get huge piles of sand...now thats no fun
     
  7. kevin1370

    kevin1370 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have the same problem. I have about a 1/4 an acre that is covered in rocks. I have been experimenting with how to do it. Here is what I have found. Manards sells a cheap rake for about $5 that is almost all metal and it collapses to a shorter and more compact rake for storage. What I liked about it for this job is you can adjust the width of the steel tines, plus the narrower the width the stronger the tines get. This way you can adjust it down to the distance that works best for your size of gravel. I use that in combination with a heavy duty shop vac. I am running a generator where I can not reach with the extention cord. I have some teenage boys coming over today to finish the job. They need some money for prom. I bought three of those rakes and one came apart the other two are still working fine.
     
  8. ExtExc

    ExtExc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 204

    rake and elbow grease, repeat, and repeat. it doubles as a thatching anyway,so thats good, but it does suck. learned my lesson last year, luckily a tent garage was removed so i could push the snow the other direction and do not have to do this coming up this spring at the property i am referring to.
     

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