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I built my wife a hair cutting salon last summer. Everybody loves it, we like the new landscape.

The challenge is cleaning up after the Mamosa tree. Love the tree hate the mess. I can rake up the mess easy enough but the darn redwood mulch comes with it.

So my horticulture brothers, what can I do? New mulch, what kind?

Be kind, I'm fragile.

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Why don't you use that Festool vacuum, you and invite Warner over to help :w00t:
 

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What about some decorative gravel. 1/2" size or slightly larger will stay down when you rake the sticky Mimosa drop.

My .02, good luck.
 

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How much you want to spend? Mondo grass or liriope would look good in there.
Is that Hawaii born stuff or can us Howlies get it too?
I have no idea what it is that you are talking about. Got pictures? Tell me more.

What about some decorative gravel. 1/2" size or slightly larger will stay down when you rake the sticky Mimosa drop.

My .02, good luck.
I got rid of more stone out of that yard than I care to share. Wife would kill me with a look if I was to suggest stone.
Not to say it's a bad idea but not what we want to do.
 

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You removed the STONE??? Oh My God I've lost all respect for you as a man now.
I wish I had a before picture with all that white ass stone.

If I have lost any respect for that act of visual liberty so be it.:laughing:

It was bad, believe me.
 

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I wish I had a before picture with all that white ass stone.

If I have lost any respect for that act of visual liberty so be it.:laughing:

It was bad, believe me.
I agree, white stone sucks. Good call to get ride if it. There are some beautiful colors available around here. I have no idea what is available in Santa Rosa.
 

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I wish I had a before picture with all that white ass stone.

If I have lost any respect for that act of visual liberty so be it.:laughing:

It was bad, believe me.
Couldn't you paint it green? I guess if you replace with somthin you don't have to MOW yer still the man!
 

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A nice pre finished Birch would look excellent.
 

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Is that Hawaii born stuff or can us Howlies get it too?
I have no idea what it is that you are talking about. Got pictures? Tell me more.



I got rid of more stone out of that yard than I care to share. Wife would kill me with a look if I was to suggest stone.
Not to say it's a bad idea but not what we want to do.
There's a couple different varieties of mondo. prefer the dwarf mondo myself. Should be fairly common in CA. Mondo grass is not actually grass. It's lily family, and prefers shade and moisture, but tolerates drought. http://images.google.com/images?oe=...q=mondo grass&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/OF-28.pdf Liriope is similar, but gets a lot taller. Both are very low maintenance.
 

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There's a couple different varieties of mondo. prefer the dwarf mondo myself. Should be fairly common in CA. Mondo grass is not actually grass. It's lily family, and prefers shade and moisture, but tolerates drought. http://images.google.com/images?oe=...q=mondo grass&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/OF-28.pdf Liriope is similar, but gets a lot taller. Both are very low maintenance.
Thanks Charlie

Maybe I used the wrong term. What I want to do is add more bark, mulch or something in between the plants that are there. And want to know if there is a particular type that would lay down and stay put better than the rest.

I'm sure I can get the answer locally. Not a big deal, thought I would feed you boys a bone and see what came of it.
 

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I think what you want to get are chips or chunks instead of shredded material. It will be bigger and heavier. It should stay down better. It will give a rougher look to the ground unlike the smooth mulch look.
 

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Maybe I'm missing the point of the original post...

You are gathering the Mimosa fallout with what means? A leaf blower? Water spray? Rake?

In any case your ground cover material would need to be heavy so as not to blow, wash or rake away. Correct?

Other than ball bearings or indoor-outdoor carpet, rocks in some form is the only material I can think of.
 

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Ohhhhhhh...How about glass marbles, specifically Aggies. That would be cool lookin :laughing:
 

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I built my wife a hair cutting salon last summer. Everybody loves it, we like the new landscape.

The challenge is cleaning up after the Mamosa tree. Love the tree hate the mess. I can rake up the mess easy enough but the darn redwood mulch comes with it.

So my horticulture brothers, what can I do? New mulch, what kind?

Be kind, I'm fragile.
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Just one word.

Are you listening?"

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