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  1. Lawn Mowing
    Hey! Thanks in advance for any response and help offered. Im about two years into my business in the Atlanta area. I purchased a 36” turf tracer at the start of this season. My issue I’m having is with leaves this season. I’ve decided to transition away from bagging and have been trying to mulch...
  2. Lawn Mowing
    I wanted your guys opinion on this. I have a Ferris walkbehind with a mulching deck, and mulching blades. Most of my customers don’t fertilize, and water their grass daily. So when I cut them, it mulches nicely, it’s dry, no clumps, boom. I took on a few more customers that water their grass...
  3. Pesticide & Herbicide Application
    Hello everyone, FYI I’m new to using preen. I used a light amount of preen today and I plan on laying mulch down tomorrow. The customer asked me if I could plant a few hostas and Japanese grasses. Am I safe to plant these plants after laying preen?
  4. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    I moved here to northern Pennsylvania last year. I'm in the lawn care business but decided to expand to Landscaping. I'd say that around here it's about $100 per yard for mulch. I'm paying for mulch, delivery, install. Anything extra like edging, weed barriers or Preen etc is more. Some guys...
  5. Marketplace
    $175 - Bought this new for about $225 but never used it as I sold the mower I was planning to install it on. Main unit was assembled so I prefer local pickup. Fits virtually all zero turn mowers. Just in time for fall leaf mulching!
  6. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    Just got a bobcat classic 36 wb. Homeowner use only and I’m wondering if the mulch kit works all that well or if I’m better off just getting a grass catcher. I would prefer to mulch so I don’t have to worry about clipping disposal but I don’t want to have a yard full of clippings. Any advice...
  7. Lawn Mowing
    hey folks, i just recently picked up a new to me kubota z726 that came with a mulching kit installed. It is my first time with a real kit as opposed to a mulching plate i installed on my previous machine. initially i had planned on removing the kit but on further inspection it appears that some...
  8. Bidding, Estimating and Pricing
    My father owned a landscaping buainess and recently passed away so I am taking it over and Im not exactly aure how to bid jobs. I am currently creating a bid for a job that should take 2 people 16 hours to complete. There are 1,000 linear feet to edge with a bed edger, 10 yards of mulch, and...
  9. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Years ago I used Walker mowers and they were quick and provided a good quality cut but the cost of use was too much. I have since moved to Exmark. I have an old Lazer Z that is now retired to the scrap pile after nearly 10 years, One 2013 Navigator with 2950 hours and no major repairs as of...
  10. Landscape Architecture and Design-Build
    Doing simple mulching, and planting jobs. Any tips on learning how to quote and all the common plant names?
  11. Introduce Yourself
    Hello all , My names is James and have been in the erosion control, and pinestraw sale and delivery for most of my working career. I have been in and around the industry for a total of about 13 years. The other 6 years or so have been a little bit of everything. Recently I have decided to go...
  12. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Has anyone here tried mulching leaves with both a mulching kit and/or with mulching blades combined with an operated chute blocker? And which did you prefer? Obviously a mulching kit is designed to mulch but with a chute blocker you could also deal with tall or wet grass or even larger piles of...
  13. Mechanic and Repair
    So I just bought a quikchite for my 52" Wright stander x and installed it to the directions. I was suprised by how unclear they were and so i'm wondering if I even did it right (I'll post pics later). But I've been having two main problems: 1) the bottled up air from the deck is expelling from...
  14. Heavy Equipment & Tractors
    I know there is a "Bidding & Estimating" section, but it's almost singularly inhabited by people asking what to charge for removing 3 shrubs with a truck and a chain from a customer's front yard.. My good friend and occasional business partner who's a general contractor (who lives down in the...
  15. Landscape Maintenance
    I was recently reached out to by another company about taking over all their commercial mulch jobs for them. They have 25 retail properties that require on average 200 yards of mulch each. Each location would be done yearly. I am struggling to decide what is he best approach in...
  16. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    I’m looking to trade in my John Deere z930m 60” for a almost new John Deere 652r. I mostly cut Bermuda, and I try to mulch all of it. I was leaning toward the “mulch on demand” deck option but I’ve heard so-so reviews on it. The 652r I’m looking at already has a mulch kit installed. So I was...
  17. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    We came into an older one at the end of last season. Has anyone out there tried any of the aftermarket blades? Modifications for a better pass? Thanks in advance
  18. Lawn Mowing
    I've always ran a chute blocker on my mowers and have never thought twice about switching over until recently. It seems that all the companies in my area use mulch kits and the lawns look pretty good. Can any of you give me the pro's and con's on a chute blocker vs a mulch kit? Thanks.
  19. Landscape Maintenance
    What is the recommended thickness for mulching and for stone drive ways? Also what is the formula to calculate how much of each I would need?
  20. Lawn Mowing Equipment
    Does anybody else have trouble with the plastic baffle staying tight when you're mulching? Mine keeps vibrating loose and quite a bit of grass is coming out the back end. other than this issue I love the mower.
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