Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-24-2006, 02:40 PM
Bristrew Bristrew is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 2
Grass clippings??

Do most of you let your grass clipping fall or bag 'em? If you bag 'em, are there places where they can be disposed of for free?
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-24-2006, 03:15 PM
Brendan Smith's Avatar
Brendan Smith Brendan Smith is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Darlington, SC
Posts: 1,200
don't bag, but there is always somewhere to dispose of yard waste for free if you look hard enough.
__________________
Don't move your truck for free

words of wisdom as spoken by a l.s. member at work:
"Gotta go, owners coming"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-24-2006, 05:22 PM
rfed32 rfed32 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hatboro
Posts: 680
the only way i will bag is if someone is going to pay me for it....dont bag unless ur making money on it
__________________
Chevy trucks
meyers plow
gravely walk behinds
echo trimmers
red max back pack blower
sthil chain saws

My Page:
[url]http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=258151[/]

...love what you do, do what you love, life is good...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-24-2006, 08:54 PM
FIVE-0LAWNS FIVE-0LAWNS is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 25
Our landfill takes yard waste for free if you are a town resident. The best part is they then run it through a grinder and flip it every few months and about a year later we have free mulch. Great system that is good for everyone.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-24-2006, 11:09 PM
man of stihl man of stihl is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: weirton wv
Posts: 307
my local stihl/ lawn and garden supply store lets me dump all i want for free.. well at the cost of me buying supplies and stihl equipment there
i hate bagging lawns but i dont understand how to not do it?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-25-2006, 12:39 AM
The Kiwi Lawn Ranger The Kiwi Lawn Ranger is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Taupo New Zealand
Posts: 34
I bag almost all my lawns . But our local landfill takes green waste for free.
I'd hate to pay since they charge $40.00 a ton for commercial waste.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-25-2006, 12:46 AM
E&MLandscapeServices E&MLandscapeServices is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 40
We leave the clippings - the mowing section of my Residential Mowing/Maintenance Contract includes the following clause:

"Clippings will be left on the lawn as long as no readily visible clumps remain on the grass surface 36 hours after mowing. Otherwise, large clumps of clippings will be distributed by mechanical blowing or collected and removed by the contractor. In the case of fungal disease outbreaks, clippings will be collected until the disease is undetectable."

(I got a sample contract from this site - or a link on this site - and modified for my business. So far, I have done well with having clients sign an annual maintenance contact - all 15 of them. )
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2006, 01:50 AM
Bustus's Avatar
Bustus Bustus is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 181
I leave them, its good for the grass, and easier.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-26-2006, 03:23 AM
jbone jbone is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Poughkeepsie NY
Posts: 125
we leave the clippings. What works for us is blowing the yeard reall quick after mowing if it clumps up too much. this spreads it out and forces some of it down into the turf making it less visible. clippings are good for the lawn if they are short.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2006, 09:12 AM
topsites topsites is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Richmond Virginia
Posts: 21,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by man of stihl
my local stihl/ lawn and garden supply store lets me dump all i want for free.. well at the cost of me buying supplies and stihl equipment there
i hate bagging lawns but i dont understand how to not do it?
It is very simple: You don't bag because it is not something you do.
If they insist, ok, thank you (and walk away) - You don't bag.

I have (hehehe) ZERO BAGGERS this year whew it took a long time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 PM.

Page generated in 0.09018 seconds with 9 queries