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.Mulching v Bagging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Royal Oaks, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. Royal Oaks

    Royal Oaks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Hi, could someone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of mulching v bagging on a high quality very large household lawn. The lawn is the owners pride and joy. He says bagging is the only way! Cheers. :waving:
  2. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Depending on what mower you are using, bagging usually makes the lawn look cleaner and overall a nice appearance. Some mowers cut well enough you really can't tell the difference. The disadvantages to bagging are obvious. If you cut often enough, mulch or discharge are usually good enough.
  3. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    when I first started out in business, I did bag some lawns, but as I learned more and got the exmark mowers, I never bag on a mowing now. The only time I bag is for the leaves, and that is a premiun charge. If I had to bag for regular mowing it would be more per cut, because of having to haul the clippings away.
  4. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    If you have a mower that muches well, it would be good for the lawn and a lot easier. The lawns get nutrients from the grass clippings left on them, and the clippings help protect the turf from the sunlight.

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