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Bag or Mulch

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MR Services, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. MR Services

    MR Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Okay I can't seem to get the same answer twice in a row. Is it better to bag the grass or mulch during the spring and summer.
  2. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,468

    I havent bagged grass in over 15 years and dont plan on starting
  3. waffletown20

    waffletown20 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 100

    side discharge, it's fastest!
  4. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    IMO mulching is better than bagging as long as the grass is mowed at proper intervals.
  5. ProLawns

    ProLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 476

    One year I tried mulching fescue in the spring. What a disaster. Fescue has too much moisture content to mulch in the spring but in the summer it seems to mulch o.k. It depends on the type of grass, how often you mow it, has it just rained or is their dew on the grass? A lot of factors to consider. If the grass is dry and you're not cutting too much off you can mulch but I just always side discharge except during leaf season.
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I agree with ProLawns. Mulching looks better than side discharging and is faster than bagging, but it doesnt work well in wet conditions or really tall conditions. That said, I have had a mulch kit on my Toro 36 wb for use in tight, high traffic areas or when I dont want grass clippings blown all over someones flower beds.

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