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#46 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 03:10 PM

AB,I like that one you have.

I have the same one that Alan uses. :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 05:06 PM

Nice video. Looks like it does a nice job.

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Posted February 21, 2012 - 06:23 PM

For around tight small area's I have a 2-stroke blower that converters to a vacuum/shredder. Works great for getting around the hot tub and picking leaves up out of the lanscaping. Just watch out for picking up rocks. Makes a heck of a sound and pretty sure the plastic fins don't like it much.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:07 AM

I use my leaf blower and /or mulch/bag it. Now that i've started a garden I try to blow the leaves onto it about 4" deep and leave 'em there over the winter. Keeps the soil from freezing, and so I can easily start things earlier in the spring. IF there's no snow on it.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:01 PM

test resize.jpg This is what I use to pick up the leaves....

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:00 AM

test resize.jpg This is what I use to pick up the leaves....


If that won't do it, nothing will---I lived in Kansas most of my life-leaves were no problem :blush2: Now I'm in AR and leaves/Pine needles. pine cones are a nuisance and I have to deal with them 2-3 times a WEEK , ALL YEAR LONG. I'd love to have a rig like that :thumbs:

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:38 PM

I either mow them for grass nutrients or pick them up with the lawn sweeper an add them to the compost pile.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:46 PM

Maybe now I figured out why I had kids?

If your kids are like my 4, it would've been cheaper to have a landscaper :rofl2:

I use a 10 hp wheeled blower, hand held blower, and lawn sweeper and rake just to get into bushes
Lots of pine needle's, but no neighbor's so I can blow 99% into the woods.

Edited by John@Reliable, August 06, 2012 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted October 12, 2012 - 03:50 PM

I end up raking mine up. My black labs run into the pile and spread everything back on the lawn. Or they just law in the pile LOL. I will end up mowing over them at least 6 or 8 times this year.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 04:19 PM

Rake for hard spots, what laying in the grass is mowed over and goes with the rest, either to the pit or garden. Every now and then we leave some leaves in the yard to help with nutrients.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:28 PM

This year is a quandry, I usually bag 3/4's of the leaf crop for compost mixing with the last 3 grass cuttings. Should be movin' to new digs in late Nov-Dec.. and I really don't see how to take that all that stuff along so I'm just grinding them in place. I hate to lose a batch of compost after 16 seasons.




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