Bagging/Clippings

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by american dream, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. american dream

    american dream LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    For any of you who bag when you mow what how do you handle the clippings?
     
  2. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 851

    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.
     
  3. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    Feed them to my inlaws beef cattle. Leaves are bedding come fall.
     
  4. yardguy29

    yardguy29 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    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.
     
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,413

    Might want to consider that lawns treated with some herbicides the clippings are not supposed to be fed to animals.
     
  6. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    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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