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how to dig through layers of landscape fabric

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by maddogg578, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. maddogg578

    maddogg578 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I have a client with a yard that pretty much has weeds the problem is theres layers of dirt mulch and landscape fabric i cant use my tiller beacause of all the landscape fabric so how should i get the fabric out.
  2. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    shovel and pull. shovel and pull. Repeat.

    I recommend charging alot to this it is a major pain in the ass.
  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Tug, pull, swear...pull some more, fall on your ass, tug some more. Use spade, pull more.

    Messages: 1,343

    Get what it is woorth! You will be swearing allot with this one. Guaranteeeeed!
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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    I use my tiller head on the end of my string trimmer. go slow and you can pop up and tear up the existing fabric. The only pain is having to randomly stop and clean the tiller head occasionally.

    Over all I don't cuss when using that method. Any other method usually has a expletive associated with it.
  6. clcare2

    clcare2 LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 224

    Make sure you let this guy jnow about the cost. Do not screw yurself on this one. Pulling fabric sux.
  7. head_start

    head_start LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I use a sawzaw and knee pads (like a panzy)
  8. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    The spikes on this kind of tool, are great for tearing into the fabric and yanking it out. Sold at Lowes under $11 bucks.



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