Grass clippings.....

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Mow It All llc, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Mow It All llc

    Mow It All llc LawnSite Member
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    Ok so I dont know about you but I DO NOT BAG....around here its next to impossiable to get rid of. Some of my most healthy lawns get deep in a week. When I cut they leave a TON of clippings on the grass. I sharpen my blades each night and they are gator blades. I have to walk the lawn with a blower to make them disapear, and some i have to cut 2x's. Is there an easier way Im using a toro Z 52"
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    you can try running doubles. IMO gator blades really suck for cutting grass when alone. but on the other hand theres been times i still have to cut 3X to get rid of the clumps while running doubles.
     
  3. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    you can try spraying the underside of the mower deck with Fluid Film. that will help with some of the build up on there.
     
  4. Mow It All llc

    Mow It All llc LawnSite Member
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    What do you meen run doubles? Your not talking about 2 machines are you??
     
  5. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He means run 2 blades on each spindal...in an X formation
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    yea, tow one behind the other! no putting Gator blades and high lift blades together. so your running 6 blades instead of 3. gator blades on top of the high lifts.
     
  7. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Another tip...raise your deck a bit and cut it higher...less to cut = less mess
     
  8. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
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    mow it all, im with you, NO BAGGING!! we cant even dump it here. not to mention, for the time involved, you dont get your money back. i run a full schedual without bagging. as for the clumps, if its growing that fast you should be able to cut it that fast, i word in my contracts i may come as often as possible for heavy growth, wether its due to irrigation, rain, or any other reason. i have some i do 2x a week. you dont want to overdue it though, i call them first even though its in writing.
     
  9. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    The main reason is the turf app. co. is dumping too much N on the lawn. I could explain why, but I don't want to type that much.
     
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    No bagging here unless you own ground outside of city limits and can dump there without any restrictions. Its getting impossible to get rid of grass, trees, shrubs and just about anything else that has to do with this business. The city around here won't take anything and niether will the landfill or anyone else so its mulch or side discharge.
     

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