removing leaves from scrubs

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by wegomow, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. wegomow

    wegomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    What is your method for removing leaves that are stuck in shrubs? All our leaves have fallen and we are cleaning out the beds and shrubs of leaves. A blower doesn't seem to get them out but rather push them deeper and a small plastic rake is tedious and slow going. Is there a better way that you guys may know to get the leaves out of the shrubberies?
  2. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Natural fertilizer, get them the best you can with the back pack and don't worry about those that remain where few if any will care they were left behind.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    If you have to do a good job in which everyleaf is removed, then you can only do it by hand with a bag at the ready... there are no shortcuts to excellence that I'm aware of... have fun... :)
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I just use a big backpack blower and then if necessary use a shredder vac to touch up. The only shrubs that really give me any problem are Barberry and Roses I'm not about to pick them out by hand.
  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,884

    Same as Darryl G
  6. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    This is the best way actually. "Hey...give me them leaves you damn scrub or I'm reporting you for being unlicensed." lmao

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