grass species for mulching

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mike M, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are any grass species harder/easier to cut and mulch than others?

    Since I'll be heading south, I was wondering how my belt-drive wb will do, especially over well-fed, irrigated lawns. In PA I often need to do two or three passes on fertilized lawns, lower my gears, raise my deck, etc.

    (wish I went hydro with a bigger engine)

    Mike
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bermuda and St Augustine are easy to mulch, we do 100% with 36" WB and 48"ZTR machines. Guess these are the main grasses in Texas area and Flordia.
     
  3. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    How far South?

    As far as clean turf is concerned, I find the wild varitety common bermuda to be the hardest single variety. But the mixed warm/cool season lawns are the biggest challenge.
     
  5. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any kind of grass with a high lignun content would probably be harder to mulch
     
  6. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Coastal SC

    --Mike
     

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