Leaves in Pine Straw

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ecko, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. ecko

    ecko LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    I have a customer that is wanting leaves out of her pine straw beds. These are smaller leaves, mixed in with the pine straw. I was using the blower today and I was only getting the ones on top.

    Do you guys have any other tips/tricks to get the leaves out, or should I keep at it with the blower?

  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    D*mn, that is a tough request. I have found no way to get them all out (easily)if they are all mixed in with the straw without just adding another layer of new straw to the top. Is much cheaper(for your time) and much easier. I have only been asked to do this one time my first year in biz. I'm affraid I would have to pass on that request. I will say I have been able to blow off some of the leaves if they are on the top only and not mixed in.
  3. ecko

    ecko LawnSite Member
    Messages: 125

    Thanks for the response. She does have a few trash bags full of fresh pine straw, so I'm going to use that for her smaller beds.
  4. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Tell her you don't do leaves.

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