bagging clippings

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B16bri, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. B16bri

    B16bri LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Hey guys how many of you guys bags your clippings is it a common practice or do you try and cut the grass often enough that the clippings are short and can be left on the lawn
  2. Utah Lawn Care

    Utah Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,548

    Some of my really high end small lawns I will bag. It's easier to bag and get a half a bag full for the entire lawn than spend the extra couple minutes blowing clippings off of the sidewalks and it potentially looking a little worse. If it's a bi-weekly cut I will bag. Between these two circumstances I only bag about 15% of my clients.
  3. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    I bag probably 30-40% of my customers. Almost all the accounts that I use the Honda or exmark 26" on I bag.
    Most are bi-weekly, so leaving the clippings would not look as good.
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  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Yes, I do.
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,358

    I bag often, however I live in the Northeast where it is more common. Is it possible to have lawns look good with side discharging or mulching? Absolutely. Frequency of the mowing, blades, decks, grass type, machines..... This all comes into play and it seems that a lot of guys are constantly trying to find the ultimate way to not have to bag their clippings. And FYI grass clippings returned to the turf is good for a healthy lawn. But it has to be the right amount..... And it has to be ONLY grass, not pine needles or other foreign material.....
  6. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,668

    haven't bagged clippings since I ran a 21" snapper in 1984.
  7. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 774

    I bag about 1/3rd of my lawns. Mostly the very small where it is difficult to discharge the grass. I even have lawns that are bagged around the house and the outer parts of the lawn are discharged. If the grass is a bit heavy a quick sweep with the blower and the clipping disperse into the turf.
  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,997

    Cut it high an let it fly!:cool2:
  9. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,956

    I bag 25% of my lawns. Clipping collection incurs extra charge.
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,726

    Say what?!? :laugh:

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