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? on installing mulch on a steep slope

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GarPA, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    have property with a steep bank around a pool. In past years we just pushed the half filled barrows up and dumped but its a tiring job. I think I read here somewhere about putting the mulch on a tarp and then dragging it up the slope?

    If you've done this, how does it work compared to the 'barrow method? thanks
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    gar.....the wheelbarrow has wheels, the tarp doesn't....
  3. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Can you use a pull behind dump trailer?
    Fill it up then pull it uphill with the mower
    and dump it?
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    ok, i got it! have the mulch flown in by helicopter
  5. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    First of all, double the price. Then maybe wheelbarrels if you can, if not maybe garbage cans filled with mulch.
  6. Mykster

    Mykster LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Garbage cans should work depending on how the steep the slope is, but the garbage can will be heavier (than the w/barrow) to pull up the slope and doesn't have wheels.

    Have a bark truck come in and blow the bark up the slope.
  7. pghlandscape

    pghlandscape LawnSite Member
    from pgh,pa.
    Messages: 61

    rent a bark blower
  8. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    go to lesco and buy the die problem solved
  9. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    I'm going to try the tarp approach. Somebody mentioned a couple years ago here that it works better than the barrows on inclines
  10. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    Let us know how it works for you.
    I think the dead weight of the mulch on the tarp will be too heavy and make it a real PITA to move it.

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