Ever heard this from a client before?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pattytastik, May 31, 2011.

  1. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
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    New client was angry about a very small amount of grass clippings that got into her mulch beds. She told me that the clippings cause grass to grow. I am fairly certain that she is incorrect and the grass clippings just dies and disappears.

    Ends up i decided to part with her for other reasons. Mainly her being a pain in my ass lol.

    Have you ever heard of this before?
     
  2. Poontamer

    Poontamer Banned
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    Once and I just started mowing the area with beds with my quikchute. Just let the customer think there right
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  3. Poontamer

    Poontamer Banned
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    My quik is set down around beds than I open it and proceed on
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  4. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes youre shooting both grass and weed seeds into the bed
     
  5. TuffWork

    TuffWork LawnSite Senior Member
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    it's possible especially if it's bermuda
     
  6. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Clippings themselves no, but this time of year they are possibly seeding. You also have the weeds getting in there if there are any. Most of the time here when grass creeps it is from rhizomes. Good luck explaining that.
     
  7. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yup like the others said. especially this time of the year when the grass is growing really fast if you notice when you go cut it, it almost looks like a piece of wheat in the field (except for green). Thats becasue the lawn is tall enough to seed. so when you blow those clippings into the mulch beds it is allowing seeds to develop. usually we make two passes around the mulch beds and then have an ocdc and will close it when we are really close to it if we know that the grass may blow into it.
     
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have heard them all, this one too.
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Two words. Blower and Roundup.
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  10. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
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    How would roundup work? You can't spray round up in a mulch bed with plants, can you?
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