Can someone out there please explain to me who so many LCO's (all of 'em where I am) shoot their grass clippings into the already-mulched landscape beds? My clients are all over ME to sort these guys out and no matter how many times I ask them (nicely) to go the other direction for a couple of passes, they flat-out won't. The beds look awful with the fresh clippings on top of the dark brown mulch, and worse when the clippings turn dry and brown. What's up with this?? I don't want to hear that it's easier to mow directly into the beds: that's a crock and we all know it. If they were maintaining the gardens, they'd be PO'd too. I'm not asking that they change their entire way of mowing, just a couple of passes so the clippings fall into the lawn and not the gardens. I've reached the point where I'm about to tell these lawnboys that they won't be getting paid if they don't show some consideration for the clients' gardens (and for MY hard work). Just venting, but I truly don't understand why it's not a given (a rule, an established convention) that you send the clippings away from the plantings. Is it that this makes too much sense??