Riddle me this, Batman...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grandview (2006), May 1, 2007.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why do landscape companies go out and do all these mulch jobs one day and the next day they come back to cut the grass for the first time. Today I saw 2 commercial being mulched in the morning and in the afternoon they're back cutting it blowing grass clipping all over the beds. :hammerhead: I usually blame the boss for poor scheduling. Plus the employees really don't care. If I owned these businesses I wouldn't pay until it was fixed. Also it's not like the grass is only 2 inches high in both cases it was about 4-5 inches because of all the rain we had and you can't even see the new mulch. Oh well, just a small rant.:)
     
  2. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe they have to seperate crews. That is what I do, mulch with the landscape crew, then mow with the mowing crew. If they only have one crew it is kind of hard to carry a mower and mulch on the same trailor.
     
  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Sometimes I do mulch installs in the morning and then mow in the afternoon, and occasionally I will mulch a property in the morning and then have to come back later in the day to mow. There just isn't enough room to carry both mulch and mowers in one load. It isn't uncommon. Although, I don't blow clippings into flower beds if I can help it.
     
  4. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like a good time to make a sales call! :waving:
     
  5. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    maybe the day they mulch it is to wet to mow, then the next day when it drys up the mow??? i don't mow but this would make since to me
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I guess it bothers me that a nice mulch job gets wrecked right away.
     
  7. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not if you know what you are doing.
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  9. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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    I guess it depends on what the access is to the beds, how much wheelbarrowing has to be done, how flat the grass gets from working on the beds. we prefer to mulch beds, then cut. no need for grass to get in the beds, but i could see with careless employees how it would happen.
     

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