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NO, not up THERE... down HERE!!!






This was my biggest cleanup to date. Client requested I not clear leaves from ivy beds, and this is the first of two cleanups, so I didn't get too crazy with getting every little leaf - plus leaves were falling as I worked. I DID get as much as time allowed out of the beds and such because I figured it would be better to get them while they are DRY.

The boro vacs them up at the curb, otherwise I wouldn't have even agreed to do this. It would take too long to bag them, and hauling with my small trailer wouldn't have been cost-effective either.
This home has a street in the front and one at the back at the bottom of the hill, so I blew a pile along both curbs. There's a lot of freakin' leaves there.

The new Echo PB 770 is getting a workout. I did 7 smaller properties today before doing this one. I'm happy I took a friend's advice - "Find the most powerful blower you can afford and GET THE NEXT ONE UP!"
I did. Actually, I skipped past a few models from "what I could afford", but I figured if I'm spending that much, I might as well just get the best one they offer and be done with it.


Anyway, back to the show. I'll try posting before/after shots...












































It took me an hour and a half inclusive of snapping all the photos and stopping to play with the neighbor's dog. I charged $60 and I was asked to come back and remove all the annuals from the beds as well as one more, final cleanup.
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That looks like a very exclusive area! Those houses look huge and the properties are big too!

How many sq feet do you think that property was?
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once at the curb what do you do with the leaves ?
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Don't you blow out the ground cover? The 770 will handle it easily. I just walk through it and blow the leaves out.
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Drive away!


The municipality sucks them up.
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That looks like a very exclusive area! Those houses look huge and the properties are big too!

How many sq feet do you think that property was?

It's certainly not the most pricey area to live around here, but it's a bit unique in it's "tucked away" location. There's a wide variety of styles of homes - some huge, some small, but all are well cared for and I assume mostly owned by people with disposable income.

No idea on the square feet. It's a pain to mow though. Mostly on a hill, and all broken up by the ivy beds, so no easy "rectangles" to cut. It's a property I underbid on, but I keep it due to the exposure I get while working there.
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Don't you blow out the ground cover? The 770 will handle it easily. I just walk through it and blow the leaves out.
I know. It works great for digging out leaves from beds and such, however, the client asked that I leave them on the ivy.

I already went over this. Try to keep up!
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Looks like one heck of a job you did there! ! Keep it up & all the neighbors will be calling!
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