Mulching in 40 mph winds.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by White Gardens, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    one of the worst ideas I've had in a while. I kept getting pelted with mulch when pushing the wheelbarrow. First thing I did when I got home was to take out my contact lenses and take a shower.

    One area I mulched was in the corner of the house where the wind would swirl and pick up the mulch. Luckily the HO had a hose and I watered it down to help settle it.
  2. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man, those winds today here in Central Illinois were brutal. I agree with ya White Gardens, haha.
  3. rmcouto

    rmcouto LawnSite Member
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    Yea, we had some tough spots in Massachusetts today too. I had a small mulch job today also and it SUCKED.....
  4. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No fun, I've had similar experiences in tennis where the wind whistles on your bottle every time you try to drink, I'm sure the wind was less than 40 mph, but it was still difficult to play.
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    had that yesterday and today, we had guys mulching today and i bet it sucked almost as bad as the grass clippings pelting me in the face all day long at 40mph
  6. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Same here man, was gonna spray some weeds and grass in beds but decided to wait. I hate the wind.
  7. nboeger4

    nboeger4 LawnSite Member
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    try laying weed mat in that crap! i did that today and lost a hold of a 100 foot roll. those things are long when they come completely unrolled. but the mulch after wasnt to horrible. but did suck.
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeha they are, like 100 ft!:laugh:
  9. thackerlawncare

    thackerlawncare LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Yea tell me about it I took the afternoon off to play golf...that didn't go so well
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    One of the few time you probably aim out of bounds and hope the wind pushes you back into the fairway.

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