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Old 03-18-2013, 01:39 PM
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Bagging/Clippings

For any of you who bag when you mow what how do you handle the clippings?
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:18 PM
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Currently I just blow them out into one of my fields at home.

Though, in the past I would take them to the local leaf and limb dump about every two weeks. Before that, in a different market with no leaf and limb, we would put them on a trailer and haul to the regular landfill as needed.

One thing I don't miss is the smell of rotting grass that had been bagged wet and sat in black bags. Smells like a dead animal.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:54 PM
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Feed them to my inlaws beef cattle. Leaves are bedding come fall.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:56 AM
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when I do bag I just empty the grass catcher directly into my pick up bed. when full I have a compost site where I live that I empty the truck at.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:06 AM
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Feed them to my inlaws beef cattle. Leaves are bedding come fall.
Might want to consider that lawns treated with some herbicides the clippings are not supposed to be fed to animals.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:59 AM
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Might want to consider that lawns treated with some herbicides the clippings are not supposed to be fed to animals.
There's a certain time frame and how many times I have to mow before I can feed them after spraying or fertilizing. I'm down to just bagging in spring for thatching and fall clean up.
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