Looks like brooms only...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grandview (2006), Sep 12, 2006.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    So what are landscapers going to do? Retaliate and not clean up any grass off the streets and driveways? Basically make the community look like trash... Then the homeowners will complain to the city and change the law?
  3. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    Just start spraying the clippings off the areas with water and see what the evironmentalist wackos have to say about the noise of blowers then. Then they will complain we are wasting water to clean off the clippings.
  4. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    Just like the other poster said...leave the clippings....the law will change...it might change to you guys having to bag the clippings but it will definelty change.
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Tear down the carb, drill out the jets for .........alcohol!

    and they thought it was loud before:dizzy:
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,934

    Use the mower to blow the clippings off lol
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    Im pretty sure some lowballer will come out of the woods and offer not only a cheaper price, but clean up the driveways and walkways for free.. This law won't last long.
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Since no more gas powered blowers,you'll be tripping over all the extensions cords laying all over the street. Maybe I'll move out there and become a lawyer for all the trip and fall lawsuits.:confused:
  9. EvandSeby

    EvandSeby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    I took the family to Carmel in October two years ago to spend a week of vacation. The leaves were starting to fall from the oak trees that are throughout the community. On a morning walk I saw a commercial crew servicing a bank with 4 corded electric blowers all running at the same time. I asked the foreman/supervisior why do it like this? He said that Carmel had a gas-powered blower ban. It was louder than two gas-powered backpack blowers by far. THE BAN MADE THE PROBLEM WORSE.
  10. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    You know we all got along fine before blowers and line trimmers. Yes I remember when these were just wishful thinking contraptions. I would hate to loose line trimmers but I could care less if they banned blowers.

    That is the number one, bar none, biggest complaint I get from prospective clients when I am bidding. "Why can't they just bend down and pick up the leaves instead of blowing them into the next zip code?" It is also the biggest waste of labor in the business. When they are used correctly they are a time saver but they are rarely used correctly.

    The noise is not the only thing people are complaining about its the particulates/dust that is stirred up by blowing silt you can't even see off the driveway into the air so we can all breathe it.

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