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Old 12-17-2012, 10:52 PM
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Not all southern guys mulch....
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:56 PM
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Thanks to your helpful video I'm going with a Little Wonder 13hp but going self-propelled for all the hills we have. Thanks again.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:00 PM
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I guess you guys got tougher leaves than in Indiana...i predict you didn't really try really hard.
I wouldnt say you necessarily should leave all the mulched leaves on the lawn, though i never had one i couldn't make the leaves invisible...so bag to make it perfect...

Live oak leaves are much more difficult to mulch and even those mulch up easily...

Most guys just dont lower the deck enough.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:07 PM
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Funny stuff. I'm gonna laugh every time I walk through a foot of wet/frozen leaves now.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:08 PM
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Not all southern guys mulch....
No joking, you could mulch those , even after you blew them in that big pile...just spread them out and saved yourself all the hauloff....just try it and See. Reduced to a third
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:16 PM
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No joking, you could mulch those , even after you blew them in that big pile...just spread them out and saved yourself all the hauloff....just try it and See. Reduced to a third
yeah....sure...ok
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:33 PM
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yeah....sure...ok
Don't dog it until you've tried it...i bagged, blew, raked lots of leaves when i was young...its not as tough as you think
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:47 PM
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I guess you guys got tougher leaves than in Indiana...i predict you didn't really try really hard.
I wouldnt say you necessarily should leave all the mulched leaves on the lawn, though i never had one i couldn't make the leaves invisible...so bag to make it perfect...

Live oak leaves are much more difficult to mulch and even those mulch up easily...

Most guys just dont lower the deck enough.
Yea, that is why I said it won't happen. St aug gets cut at 4"+. I'm assuming your referring to Bermuda.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:56 AM
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yeah....sure...ok
Yeah, man You can mulch leaves 4 feet deep in you just gotta try real hard, and spend a whole day at it. Instead of just hauling them off.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:26 PM
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Don't dog it until you've tried it...i bagged, blew, raked lots of leaves when i was young...its not as tough as you think
Yeah I've done my share of that too. I like to think I've done both enough to have enough sense to know when one method is better than the other. Sometimes it just depends on what trailer I have with me at the time. Sometimes I'm out with the mowing trailer, sometimes I've got the dump trailer with me with the loader and blowers.

I think someone said it earlier, but there are some yards that by the time I blow out the beds and other tight spots, it doesn't take much time to go ahead and blow the rest of the yard off and suck them up. Like I said, I'm equipped to do EITHER. I've got Accelerator baggers for both mowers if need be. Trust me, when it comes to leaves, I've put in my time.
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