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How do you keep from blowing the bark out of flower beds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Let it Grow, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Let it Grow

    Let it Grow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    I'm just wondering how you guys keep from blowing bark all over when you are blowing leaves out of flower beds?

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    You dont ! Just put the throttle down as low as you can and glaze or skim the top of the mulch, but your gonna blow some of it out no matter what... Just the way it is...
  3. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Messages: 554

    Blow the leaves to a corner in the flower bed, up against the house, ect. This way the bark stays in the flower bed. I know this may not work on large beds, and could take up to much time
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Yeah, what he says.

  5. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    we always take the lower half of the blower tubes off and just run the blowers at idle/low speed for beds. we do this for grass clippings and leaves.

    taking the lower tube off makes the airflow less "direct" and more spread out. works like a charm.
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    would have to agree

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