Before and arfter blows who does em

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by pinnacle, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    I want to know how many of youz preform before and arfter blows on cuts. ie I ww then I blow debris onto lawns then I cut and bag then blow again
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    the only time that we perform before blows are when its fall and the leaves from the curbing and landscaping beds need to be on the lawn.
  3. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    I only blow before in the fall or after I edge a sidewalk that hasn't been edge in awhile.
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Only time I take out the blower before I cut is as stated above during fall leaf cleanups.


    BIGWIV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Only when we have to edge a lawn that has never been edge before. We pick-up the large junks and blow the rest up on the lawn and mow over it.:p
  7. yardmonkey

    yardmonkey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I see a lot of guys blowing stuff into the street to finish up. I always blow everything off of the street into the yard. Recently I have started to sometimes blow into the yard before mowing if there is enough edging or stuff in the street that it would look bad to blow it onto the yard after mowing. I always mulch-mow. Seems worth the effort to me to do the before and after blow if that is what it takes to make the yard look nice. Like I said, I only started doing this recently. Always trying to improve.....
  8. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    It just depends on the amount of debris on the hardscapes, like leaves and small twigs after a storm, or, as said above, lots of dirt and grass from edging.....but in the fall, its necessary to blow first.
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Lucky for me, the city picks up leaves and any leaves in the fall go into the street. I charge extra if I have to blow before a mow in the fall. Not a lot, but enough to make it worth the time.

  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    You charge extra to blow? In the fall before you mow?

    What do you do with all the leaves chillin' on the driveway and around the house? Surely you don't just blow em out into the street........or worse yet---- into the yard AFTER your done.

    Down here the pine trees make a mess. Driveways have to be blown a lot of times before we can even think about mowing as well as some parking lots. If you don't blow first you spend extra time with a rake and bucket trying to collect the debris so it doesn't get back into the "freshly" cut lawn.

    Any work the machines can take off this human is time saved and money made.

    What's a rake anyway?:blob2:

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