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Bagging grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gdavis67, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. gdavis67

    gdavis67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Is anyone in the midwest (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, etc...) bagging clippings on a regular basis, or are you doing it by customer request? If so, what months do you change to bagging, and are you charging extra? I have some people asking for this in July/ August. Thanks for your help.
  2. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 704

    I bag a few yards all year around, not all of them. It is by customer request and I think it is about $10 more per mowing!
  3. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Most of the customers I get, think it is better for the lawn to be bagged. I have tried switching a few people over to just discharging, but I haven't succeeded yet. So I have been bagging 90% of my customers' lawns. I think this year, certain customer will have a price increase because of it but not all. The price increase due to bagging is usually $5 for me. If its a PITA customer, the surcharge is $10.

    I'm hoping that with the new deere MOD (mulch on demand) mower I'm getting this year, I will be able to do a little less bagging.
  4. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    If a customer doesn't have a place to dump it or doesn't want to left for the trashman, it won't get bagged!

    I enjoy bagging because it looks way better and less clean up!
  5. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 754

    Wondering why they want July/August. Seems like the clippings would be less then as opposed to the heavy top growth in Spring. Anyway, I factor in $10 and bag everything all the time. Less to clean up and I like the way it looks. PITA in itself though.
  6. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,684

    I only bag a few back yards that have some extensive landscaping!
  7. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    I am not in your area so I do not know anything about your clients but as far as mine go I take away all the grass in my dump truck and then dump it at the end of the week. I also do not charge my clients anything additional for this because I want their lawns to look neat/clean since it is my business reputation on the line.

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