Pinestraw removal

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by skidrowe1, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. skidrowe1

    skidrowe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    what is the best way to re-move pinestraw? I am looking at a yard that has at leeast 6 pine trees(20ft).done some leaf removal just no pinestraw removal.
  2. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    If the straw is thick, the best way (for me anyway) is to use a strong backpack blower and blow it into piles and then maybe rake it onto a tarp. A blower will leave a little straw behind as it gets caught in the grass. I then service the lawn like normal and use the mower with the bagger to pick up the remaining straw and debris.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Coarse tined pitchfork. Use this to rake it in rows, slide the tarp along - and scoop it up. Use a rake as you go along too, if you want to get it real clean. Basically, this fork is a high horsepower rake.
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    umm, use lighter fluid and matches, does wonders,a lol
  5. Southern Signature

    Southern Signature LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    get yourself a Stihl br 600 blower they do wonders, i'm telling you, you won't regret it.

    "Work Smarter, Not Harder"
  6. RonB

    RonB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    Those lawn sweeps that Lowes carry work suprisingly well but they fill up quickly.
  7. onebreezer

    onebreezer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    You can use a big back pack blower or a walker mower on dry straw

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