MULCHING!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by StarCity, Mar 29, 2000.

  1. StarCity

    StarCity LawnSite Member
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    I am all for convincing my customers who bag that it would be better to mulch. How do you guys do this. I would like to put together some information for them that would carry some weight....other than me just telling them they should do it. Can anyone point me to some good research or information regarding this topic? Thank You
     
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Exmark puts out an excellent pamphlet on mulching, after reading it you will feel guilty even considering using a bag. As for my own customers, I just started mulching without saying a word, most customers never even noticed, the couple that did squawk I showed em the brochure and it shut them up.<p>Bill
     
  3. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    And if that good advice doesn't work. Just ask them to let you cut it one time and see how it looks.
     
  4. Bill do use a block off plate or side discharge with gator blades?<br>
     
  5. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
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    Use photos of their lawn, one mulched and one caught to show them mulching can look as good. people care about looks.Good luck
     
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't remember wear, but I swear someone had a real nice article to print out on this subject. I think it was maybe Eric Elms site.
     
  7. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I can't remember wear, but I swear someone had a real nice article to print out on this subject. I think it was maybe Eric Elms site.
     
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Oh ya, if it is a senior citizen you are dealing with. Just tell them that the Japs are winning the war and they require them to have their yard mulched.Or else!!! Works every time.
     
  9. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
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    tell them it will cost them extra to bag because of the time involved and dump fees and that mulching will not only benefit thier wallet but also thier soil<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  10. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    lawrence,<p>I use the mulching kit that I purchased with my Turf Tracer, it consists of a block off plate, deeper baffles than stock and the mulching (non-gator) blades. I still have the stock baffles in the garage, never used them. Works wonderfully, no clippings to bag, and dont have to worry about blowing grass on the house or in the beds.<p>I tried gator blades with the mulching kit. Didnt do as good a job making clippings disappear. Now I stick with oem style.<p>Bill
     

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