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Shrub trimming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by michindi, Mar 8, 2004.

  1. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Im just curious what do you do after you trim up shrubs. What do you do with the clippings?

    TYLAWN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I have a tarp with a slit cut to about center and i lay it under the shrub. When finished I carefully pull it toward me and dispose clippings in the truck. You really don't have to rake when finished.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have tried everything, and I feel that nothing works 100%. I have tried tarps, blowers, rakes, you name it.
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    Hey michindi ,

    I'm up here in Spring Hill FL. What I do up here is simply mulch up clippings. After a couple of passes I blow them into the grass and they disappear into the Floratam grass. A little more difficult in Bahia, but not impossible. I haven't went to the dump in over 12 years doing it this way.
  5. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Same here.
  6. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Best way I've found.
  7. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,585

    great tip guys....one more thing I learned here on LS...thank you
  8. michindi

    michindi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    I mulch them up also. I never thought about useing a tarp.
  9. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Use a tarp like procedure as well. The slit down the middle makes it easy to get the entire ground covered, or at least as much as you will need.

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