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How do you clean up?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Edgewater, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    iI use my backpack to blow beds on to the lawn and they pick up with my z-master.

    Do those of you that have ztrs pick up all the leaves, or do you tarp and blow the bulk and than vacume clean?


  2. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I use my ztr with vacumn as much as I possibly can, blow out beds, close to house etc, then run mower, might have to leaf rake alittle.
  3. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    I've found that using the blowers first, then the ZTR to vacuum the straggling leaves seems to work best..... Also allows me to stripe the lawn when finishing, leaving it looking manicured.
  4. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Messages: 1,053

    Generally hand cleaner at the shop and then soap and water when I get home?:D
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    BP Blower, R***, Mower with bagger. ;)
  6. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    One way to clean-up is to have a good profit margin. As For leaves I use back packs around any beds and buildings and wb blower for piling. Last year I load the truck by hand, this fall I will have a leaf loader mounted on a dump trailer. In the Spring I cut the grass right after a clean-up.
  7. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Messages: 422

    Good eye, Good eye Navig8r. I do the same makes for good curb appeal. Travis
  8. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    well i use a cyclone rake with leaf loader hose hooked on a tractor to clean out beds and curb side.then i run my ztrs or my w/bs and have someone with a blower catching the leaves that are missed (blow out from the front of the mower)
  9. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Did a cleanup Sunday for a customer who wasn't home..... Striped the front yard nice..... double vacuumed the rear, nice criss-cross stripes :)

    Got a letter with the payment...."we are VERY PLEASED with your work...... please come by and give an estimate for....."

    I know that when they left the lawn looked like cr@* and when they got home, they were met by a well-manicured lawn!

    Easy way to get a little positive attention.:)
  10. troblandscape

    troblandscape Guest
    Messages: 0

    I use a back- pack blower to blow out beds. For the turf I use push blowers, one guy pushing, and another guy raking in front of the wind chute. Lawn mowers don't pick up sticks, My way is very labor intensive but it gets a property cleaner than, Billy with just the back-pack and mower, :blob3:

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