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Pick up the citrus..or cut it up!?!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Maitland Man, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Maitland Man

    Maitland Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    ...how 'bout it? Do you fellow Floridians pick up the citrus every week for your "monthly" customers...or leave it?

  2. Tonyr

    Tonyr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,973

    run over the stuff....it should juice up and dissapear, works for me over here.
  3. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    when i lived in polk county, fl. we would walk around and kick them under the tree as far as we could. i didn't like the smell of cut open rotten citrus.
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    I have 2 yards with pear trees and this time of year the ground is covered with them. I turn them into pear sause. Did have one lady ask me to pick them up untill I gave her a price. She had enough to fill at least 4 five gallon buckets. Mowing them up was all of a sudden fine.:D
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    I usually run over them. Love the smell of chopped oranges. If homeowner is there I will pick some up but for most part, I let mother nature do it's deed.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    I run over them as well, nothing like the fresh citrus scent and cleaning powers lol! Hit a small papaya the other day, now that was interesting, think I will be moving them outta the way next time lol.
  7. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    chop them into bits. No one even asks, well they never ask again after I quote them $75 per hour for pick up and disposal in their yard waste can.
  8. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I ask that question when doing a estimate. Thats one freebee that you dont want to be doing.
  9. twindiddy

    twindiddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    mulch 'em!
  10. jgc8fan

    jgc8fan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Run 'em over... Oranges do a great job of cleaning the deck... Which is good as the yard we do with the orange tree has a dog that needs to have it's diet changed. LOL

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