Ice Storm Debris

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by green acres lawns, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    We are still cleaning up after the January ice storm broke most of the trees down. We are cutting up and hauling or running limbs thru chippers to get ride of the big stuff. My problem is the littler sticks and limbs left behind. They are too big to bag(they jam up in the blowers) and hand raking the whole yard is very time consuming. I need my mowing customers yards cleaned off by the end of this month. Any suggestions??
  2. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Messages: 459

    Try this and believe it or not it works. Unfortunatly, you will still need to rake but instead of bagging, take a pitch fork (preferably 6 tines, but 4 will work) rake sticks in pile, firmly tap top of pile ONCE then stick forks in the middle of the pile just like hay. Make sure you tap once as that causes sticks to stay tangled together better. Had a tree guy tell me this and tried it his way then without tapping the top and his way worked better! Pick up sticks and throw them in the back of your truck. Simple!

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