Millions of twigs and sticks.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thfireman, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    One of my customers has about 15 trees that over the winter took a major beating from ice, snow and wind. The trees dropped millions of twigs and bunches of larger sticks. I have removed most of the large branches and sticks but I need to get all those twigs up. His lawn is about an acre total and it is way to large to rake and I have tried to vacuum it up. It ain't working.

    Do any of you have a suggestion? Please help! Thanks.:confused: :dizzy:
  2. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    walker ghs and ear plugs. Have you tries blowing them into a pile
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    There's no easy way to do it. You may have to get a rake and use some elbo grease, or just plan on sharpenng your blades after you cut their lawn.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    JRCO front-mounted tine dethatcher.
  5. thfireman

    thfireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    I tried blowing them but after the winter wet and cold most of them are stuck to the ground. I might have to try the front tine dethatcher idea.

    I kinda like my lazy idea.....they will rot in time! LOL:D

    Thanks for the input.
  6. jkkalbers

    jkkalbers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    Rake it. I have several properties that size with 20 trees (mainly oak) and we rake them. On all my properties we spot rake where it needs it. You can always tell the lawn services that rake and the ones that don't get off their machines. Actually, that's how I get most of my new business.
  7. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 949

    Maybe I am getting lazier in my ripe ole age of 26, but as I have gotten better and better machines the word rake has become a bad four letter word. We now pretty much only use rakes to scoop up piles and such.
  8. Ed Ryder

    Ed Ryder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    I avoid picking up those kind of lawns. I hate sticks.
  9. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I agree, mechanilization(sp) is the way to go.
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Jrco. The JRCO rake will plow them right up into rows, which then can be pused lengthwise, and right up onto a tarp with the right kind of mower.

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