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? on installing mulch on a steep slope

GarPA

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
PA
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
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
gar.....the wheelbarrow has wheels, the tarp doesn't....
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
ok, i got it! have the mulch flown in by helicopter
 

lawnranger44

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Hershey, Pa
First of all, double the price. Then maybe wheelbarrels if you can, if not maybe garbage cans filled with mulch.
 

Mykster

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Arlington, WA
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.
 
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GarPA

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
PA
I'm going to try the tarp approach. Somebody mentioned a couple years ago here that it works better than the barrows on inclines
 

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LawnSite Bronze Member
Originally posted by GarPA
I'm going to try the tarp approach. Somebody mentioned a couple years ago here that it works better than the barrows on inclines
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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