Re: [gardeners] Watching it rain, again

George Shirley (
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 07:39:00 -0600

Believe it or not snow shovels are sold around here for that purpose. Of
course it takes dry mulch as wet compost or brush mulch gets awful heavy
after a 6 inch rain. I don't own one as we use all the leaves from our
trees for mulch and compost the rest.

George wrote:
> George, here's another interesting one:  last July I had 11 cu yds of
> shredded mulch dropped on my driveway, and I hired a father-and-son
> dropped down from heaven to spread it all under my front foundation
> planting, after a bunch of shrub replacement. The papa tried to explain
> what he knew I would have, only his total lack of English made it tough
> --
> and anyway, here it was July, so my brain was frying ....
> He wanted my snow shovel.
> And I watched that man work at an amazing rate of speed as he scooped
> up wide shovel after shovel of the mulch, and carried it to the beds. I
> even tried it myself, just to get the feel of it..! The idea was
> sensational,
> and I would recommend it to anyone confronted with a mountain of stuff
> to move - except, perhaps, cement.
> Penny, NY
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