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Live oak leaves

Tbarchaser

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Florida
Question to southern cutters,
How do you remove live oak leaves from St Augustine? I have been mulchig them up until now but there are so many. and now they are packed in pretty good. It seems there is not enough surface area of the leaves for them to get sucked up.

Does anyone use a JRCO rake and then mulch? or is that just plain silly.
 

joshua

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
northeast ohio
oak leaves are very slow decomposing leaves, you don't want to just mulch them full time you do want to bag them most of the time.
 

DennisF

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Florida
I've been mulching the Live Oak leaves with success. I use single gator mulching blades and it works great on my Hustler Z. I haven't had a single customer express any interest in bagging them up, so I can't see investing in equipment to do it. The Oak leaf problem should go away as soon as we get enough rain to stop the trees from dropping leaves. We had a really cold winter here in central FL and that has also contributed to the leaf problem.
 
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