Quick Cleanup Vinyl Mat: Good stuff, Robert

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Quick Cleanup  Vinyl Mat

By RobertB
August 2, 2012

Sheet of vinyl : quick and easy cleanup, easier to store than a wheelbarrow. Keep dirt where you want it and out of your grass!

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Name: Jean
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Aug 1, 2012 6:08 PM CST
They are also great when raking leaves. DH and I pile the leaves on them and each grabs an end and we haul them back to our leaf (mulch pile).
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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Aug 1, 2012 6:38 PM CST

May have to go get one of those!!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up

I also used old sheets for raking and toting stuff.

Name: woofie
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Aug 1, 2012 6:58 PM CST
I've been using large plastic trash bags for the same thing, but they're not as sturdy! Great idea!
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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Aug 2, 2012 9:49 AM CST
I buy vinyl tablecloths when I see them on clearance. They are about the right size, and will last for years. Since they are a bit heavier, they don't blow about in the wind as badly as plastic.
I keep one in the back of my car for hauling plant purchases, or as a rain poncho or for picnics on the ground. The only problem with the tablecloths is that weed seeds and prickly leaves can sometimes stick to the cottony side.
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Lincoln, NE
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Aug 4, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Glad you thought to pass this idea along ~ I use a vinyl shower curtain.
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Name: Deb
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Apr 22, 2013 10:19 AM CST
Great ideas. I have been using a tarp to toss my weeds on, and just dragging it along with me. I tended to let it get too full (heavy), though, and may try switching to a smaller vinyl tablecloth. It sounds a bit more manageable.
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