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What do you do with all your clippings?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by blakerugg, Feb 18, 2010.

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What do you do with your clippings?

  1. Bag, dump on site

    9.1%
  2. Bag, Haul away

    37.1%
  3. Mulch

    31.2%
  4. Discharge

    42.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Middle Tennessee Lawn

    Middle Tennessee Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    Only a few jobs around here get bagged and they are very high end locations like opryland.
    To answer your question they get dumped on burn pile it burns 365 days a year never goes out.
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  2. fllee

    fllee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I have mulcher and bagger Walkers. Sometimes with a little grass in the box and a mulcher deck on the customers think i`m bagging when I am in fact mulching! But I do some bagging and it does look great but can`t be done wet due to plugging the unit up.... We back up the Walker thru the trailer and ramp system into a 12` dump bed. Got to get rid of it and push a button. Sometimes compost at my property, sometimes it goes to the dump. It does get heavy!!!!
     
  3. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,183

    This thread basically duplicates the other discussion thread, titled "Leaves, leaves and more leaves!" But the subject matter and recommendations are essentially the same.

    1) Just mulch if at all possible. Granted, it doesn't make the lawn look as "clean" as bagging, but its easier and beneficial for he lawn.
    2) If, and only if, bagging is essential. Then re-purpose the clippings as compost.
    3) Find a local nursery, tree farm, or any crop farm that would gladly take clipping off your hands.
     
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,080

    I feed my clippings to my wife's horses and goats. They love the stuff. Need to keep tabs on herbicide & pesticide applications though.
     
  5. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    We do a little of both. We try to keep bagging to a minimum and prefer to mulch. But we will haul it away in bags or the truck if we need to. My parents 5 acres provide a decent place to unload when I can't put it out front of my house!
     

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