Moss garden maintenance-for Runktrun
Yesterday I knew I had to do something about all the blasted maple seedpods that have fallen on my moss (and everywhere else). Knowing full well, from experience, that the leaf vac isn't the way to go (sucks up moss), picking the seedpods individually by hand would take several hours, I set myself up with the shop vac & extension cord. Worked like a charm. Not as powerful as the leaf vac, so it doesn't suck up the moss as easily. But does suck up maple seedpods. I found that if you held the nozzle about 1/2 inch above the moss, the seedpods would get sucked up but the moss would be undisturbed. On some of the larger, well-established pieces, I was able to place the nozzle directly on the moss and go back & forth, like vacuuming upholstery.
Of course while I was doing this, my next-door neighbor happened to pull out of his driveway and saw me. If he didn't think I'd lost it yet, he sure does now.