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Any tips on removing foliage debris from chippings?


By Jenh

Glasgow, United Kingdom Gb

Hi! I had slate chippings put down last summer and over the winter loads of dead brown 'tips' have fallen on them from the giant evergreen trees surrounding the garden.

Short of tipping loads of new chippings on top, does anyone have any tips for tidying up the mess that has been left?!




Hi! There is no easy answer I'm afraid. You can either pick them up by hand or let nature work it's way thro' them. They will decompose eventually by the insects. Or use a rake, see if that helps. You can always smooth the chippings back in place afterwards.

20 Mar, 2009


I'd probably let them dry & then blast them off with a garden "blower"......mine works a treat. B&Q £25 i recall.

20 Mar, 2009


Use a blower at a low speed. Blow the rubbish into a corner.

20 Mar, 2009


Sorry Jeremy, we posted at the same time, still great minds think alike.

20 Mar, 2009


What about one of those blowy/sucky things - like a garden vacuum type thingy.

20 Mar, 2009


I just use my sweeping brush, Light stroke usually works ..

20 Mar, 2009


Thank you so much i'll give the blowy thing a bash!!!

23 Mar, 2009

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