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#6411346 - 08/16/16 05:26 PM Brush for Blinds?
TTUhunter4 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/10
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What have ya'll found to be the best way to get bulk brush for brushing up multiple blinds without paying an arm and a leg for grass from the box stores? I have cut down cedars and used the branches for brush in the past, but I am looking for something more "duck habitat" looking like palm, reeds, etc. Any advice? I have some blinds that are in areas with little natural cover, so I need to bring the cover in.
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#6411369 - 08/16/16 05:42 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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If you got plenty of cedars around, I would stick with that. Whatever is close. Otherwise you are just making more work, more cost, for yourself, and it all works the same.

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#6411547 - 08/16/16 07:38 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
Blue drake Offline
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Registered: 01/08/12
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Loc: Hog eye duck hole
This year I am using cattails from the property on the blind in the water. I also planted blind grass(mossy oak Biologic) in the front and sides. The back is hay. . The blind grass grows up to 6ft tall so I used hay grazer to brush in this blind because the leave blades are just as wide as the blind grass. Just need to finish the roof with cattails


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#6412844 - 08/17/16 03:35 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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#6414391 - 08/18/16 01:22 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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#6414474 - 08/18/16 02:20 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TXCrossTimbers]
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Originally Posted By: TXCrossTimbers


rofl
I can say without a doubt, it makes for a heck of a blind. Attracts Dove like crazy too.

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#6414555 - 08/18/16 03:28 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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I tried planting vines in potted plants this year. With the flood and not being home to water, they all died. I will try it again next year.
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#6414560 - 08/18/16 03:33 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
If you got plenty of cedars around, I would stick with that. Whatever is close. Otherwise you are just making more work, more cost, for yourself, and it all works the same.


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#6414622 - 08/18/16 04:30 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
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Ive got plenty of palm trees in my yard. Come do a nice trim job and you can keep it for free! Lol
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#6415120 - 08/18/16 09:43 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: Sniper John]
Guy Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sniper John
Originally Posted By: TXCrossTimbers


rofl
I can say without a doubt, it makes for a heck of a blind. Attracts Dove like crazy too.



eek2 lol

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#6417847 - 08/21/16 01:48 AM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: Sniper John]
Astater Offline
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Registered: 06/10/11
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Loc: Forney, TX
Originally Posted By: Sniper John
Originally Posted By: TXCrossTimbers


rofl
I can say without a doubt, it makes for a heck of a blind. Attracts Dove like crazy too.

Well...if you have a story behind that pic, we've got to hear it!

A lot of local businesses will have palms around. They'll pay an arm and a let to have them trimmed each fall and then another arm and leg to have it hauled off. We usually find a way to help with the haul off. Only problem is it browns up pretty quick. We're thinking of following a tree trimming service around and asking for a trailer full of oak branches with lots of leaves. They'll hold those leaves pretty good till it hails or you get a good windstorm.
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#6419646 - 08/22/16 11:45 AM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
Aggiedukmaster Offline
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Registered: 08/08/12
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Loc: In the next blind over....
Go to the Botanical Gardens in Ft.Worth, I'm sure they have plenty of exotic species you can cut down! Not sure If you will make it out of the Front Gate though!! eek2
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#6420154 - 08/22/16 04:42 PM Re: Brush for Blinds? [Re: TTUhunter4]
kman2017 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/16
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Loc: Jersey Village
I've got around 18-20 4x4 grass mats and a few 12'x3' (I think that's the size) roll up mats if you want to buy them off of me.

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