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Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 AM
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For those doing 100% organic and/or a bridge program. Do you bag lawns......?

Lots of Walker mowers in my area and many clients are against non collection.

I have significantly reduced bagging on my mowing accounts and yes the ones I'm stuck bagging I'm not in control of the fertilizer.

Looking at that Walker mower thread has me wondering does a Walker even have a place in a Organic or Bridge Lawn program....? If you're only going to do incidental collection....why buy a Walker....?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 AM
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If the client insist on bagging I don't even bother with an organic bridge program... bagging removes OM in mass...
What do the microbes have to feed on? There's nothing to recycle nutrients from...
I've watched decent layers of topsoil go down for a new lawn and within 10years you can notice the color is fading as only the MINERAL components of the soil remain... "Low mow and bag... Clean Like A Carpet", is what they imagine...
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:22 PM
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Mulch mowing benefits all types of lawn care programs; organic, natural, bridge or conventional.

In addition to providing OM, recycling grass clippings supplies up to 25% of N annually.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM
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Mulch mowing benefits all types of lawn care programs; organic, natural, bridge or conventional.

In addition to providing OM, recycling grass clippings supplies up to 25% of N annually.
Okay this basically begs the question of....how far can you go in the direction of synthetic fert and herbicide use....then cross over into THIS chemical based realm and then have the lawn suffer from the kill off of beneficial soil microbes, night crawlers and healthy cycling of nutrients.

I hope this doesn't start a war of words or clash of opinions etc.



Just looking for the best of both worlds.

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