What is the best way to do leaf removal?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by llama, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. llama

    llama LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    This is my second time for leave removal/fall cleanups. This past spring we did it the hard way (with rakes and mower/baggers). I am needing some tips from you seasoned pros.
  2. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 127

    You can have all the fancy blowers and loaders, I have and use several different blowers for leaves. But it always seems that the most used tools are a $10.00 rake and a $5.00 tarp.
  3. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    vert true wms

    I would make sure you have a good backpack blower.
    check out www.echo-usa.com and find a model thats right for you.

    a rake, tarp, mower with bagger and a blower is all you need to do leaves.

    good luck
  4. pcnservices

    pcnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    A good blower, a mower with a bagger and a tarp to cover the load.
    This fall I am also using my little garden tractor w. bagger together with my Z to help with the workload.
    The 1st season I raked.... never again! I dont touch a rake.

  5. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    1.blow out beds /street ect.
    2.make one huge pile
    3.pick them up
    4.cut the lawn with grass gobler on
    6.make sure there not even one leaf left.
    i dont care what anyone says on here ,i always leave my cleanup lawns spotless.why because thats why we charge good for it.
  6. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    good meathod rons, i also mow after but i mulch instead of bag.

    a spotless property

    great job rons!

  7. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    one way: Guys on blowers- blow out beds and away from house. Blow bulck into piles, pick up with tarps and put on truck. Then a guy uses a Scag to bag the leftovers to give a final touch.

    Second way:- We do this on verrry large properties- when I can dump the leaves in their own woods- 3 men on blowers start on one side of property and blow in rows- I come buy with my Kubota or Case International tractor with a 7 ft. landscape rake and drive the right into the woods- This way is alsome and a good time saver
    We did this for a trailer park- guys blew leaves in road and I drove up and down the street with tractor collecting leaves
  8. ManleyLawn

    ManleyLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 107

    bag leaves w/lazer (QDS BAGGING SYS. IS GREAT) dump at the back of truck and suck them up into the back of the truck. i hate leaves :)

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