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Old 07-12-2012, 06:26 PM
ralph02813 ralph02813 is offline
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http://urbanext.illinois.edu/lawnchallenge/lesson5.html

"Despite popular belief, short clippings dropped on the lawn after mowing are not the cause of thatch buildup". Second paragraph.

I hate when my customers say I need my lawn detached when they have no clue what thatch is or how it gets there. I usually say why. and we talk and then I save them money and they either like me or are ridiculous.
I agree. Best kept secrets to mulching is regular cuttings, height adjustment, sharp blades and know the lawn.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:49 PM
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I dont do anything over an acre however all my nice lawns are bagged. Its in the price and its something that comes "standard" vs the other guys who don't mention it or try not to do it. Same with double cutting. But next season Ive attracted the eye of some larger places so im going to have to stay efficient with what ever rider I buy.

Ive also found bagging to be faster then mulching when it comes to the dew and spring/fall weather. A mulch kit can make a mess in a hurry where as one pass and its done. Not needing clumps blown out etc. It always ticked me off to feel like it was a good job and drive by a few days later and see all the brown grass that blended in when we cut it.
What you think you have gained you lose time to empty your bag/s, and then the drive time to the landfill, then time to unload. And you took all of the nutrients away instead of putting them back into the soil.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:00 AM
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What you think you have gained you lose time to empty your bag/s, and then the drive time to the landfill, then time to unload. And you took all of the nutrients away instead of putting them back into the soil.

I have gained cause I charge properly. Clippings get dumped on my property and far as nutes go. Thats why they pay for a fert program.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:15 AM
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40% of your nutrients can be obtain from decomposing clippings
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