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Shrub trimming clean up?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Green Acres Lawn CAre, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    With my wife!

    But pruning, I rake unless I'm dropping into Ivy or Gravel, then I use a tarp below my work and slide it along until it's full.
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I can't seem to have enough tarps. Can't see how you'd find a $15 tarp useless just because it didn't work on a hedge job. Do you ever have to haul debris away? If so, it should be covered.
  3. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,644

    You should learn to recognize sarcasm.
  4. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    I blow or rake them out and suck them up with the walk/behind w/bagger.
  5. neckbone

    neckbone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    We use traps or drop cloths
  6. jcbabb

    jcbabb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Where can I find on of these "traps"? Those pesky clippings keep getting away! ;)

    Seriously the tarps do work well. For very minor amounts when I am also mowing, my 21" with a bag sucks them up realy well too.
  7. Strick

    Strick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Rake what you can, and then flip the pinestraw over and fluff it a little bit. It only takes a few minutes with a pitchfork. If you keep shrubbery trimmed often, you can sometimes just blow the tops off and blow the small amount of debris under shrubs or onto lawn and mulch up.
  8. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    We do the same thing. Tarps are a pain in the butt to say the least. I don't see any reason to use a tarp unless the landscaping is mulch or lava rock which both are to lite to blow out.
  9. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    Add me to the list. In lava rock I just "feather" the throttle on the blower and that keeps the majority of the rock or mulch in the beds.
  10. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    I use rakes and tarps and my handheld or backpack blower.

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