Blowing into the street

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bohiaa, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    has anyone ever ran into a city making it illegal to blow grasses into the street.

    I usually blow it back onto the cut grass, and sometimes I have to run the mower back over it "with the bagger" for those customers who want it bagged
  2. Trinity Lawn Care  LLC

    Trinity Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 946

    No haven't come across that. You are more likely to come across a ticked off neighbor. I have seen where one of my guys started blowin grass towards someone elses yard. The homeowner came over and started raising heck. I explained to him that I would take care of it and he was fine. From that day forward anytime one of my crews was in his neighborhood he was always out in his yard watching.
  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,899

    No, but I wish they would. One of my pet peeves is when I drive down the road and see some idiot blowing leafs, grass and other crap into the street :angry: . I'm sure no one on this fine site :angel: would be caught dead doing such a dastardly deed! Hard to believe we get a bad rap.
  4. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Its not illegal in my town but I refuse to do it. I think it looks very unprofessional and not to mention trashy. I try my best to blow any clippings back onto the yard before I leave.
  5. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Every day to day mow gets blown into turf areas. On non busy streets all leafs get blown into street and then cleaned up. it is easier to blow leaves to a hard surface and have a nicer turf and bed areas and then do a small sweep of hard surfaces. Last little bit gets put next to curb for sweeper to pick up.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    It must be a common practice, It seems that every new guy I get does just that. Maybe a homeowner thing. The only thing we leave in the street are leaves. (for city pick up)

    To me it looks bad, about the same as blowing into the middle of the drive and leaving them there.

    As a side note, we never blow off of the main street, too much traffic and cars move it away quick anyway. (we are talking highways- 45+MPH)

    Which brings up something else that we have to teach EVERY new operator.
    DO NOT BLOW DEBRIS AT MOVING CARS. They just don't think.
    And for safety class-- Walk (when blowing) against traffic.
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I don't know if its illegal, but i saw another LCO do it and man did it look like crap, really decent lawn buy they probably hadn't cut it in three weeks, so all the blowout and discharge on the drive was a lot, and all of it ended up in a line in the street, horrible job!!
  8. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    One of my customers clearly requested that I not blow clippings into the street since, according to him, he could be fined by the POA. They have some pretty strict rules in these suburban DFW subdivisions.
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    there has been a lot of talk about making it illegal don't know if they have yet.

    But I'm like you guys, I hate to see someone doing it and I hate driving through someone doing it.

    Just wanting yall's comments on the subject
  10. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    My thoughts exactly.
    if you clean up everything, like trash as well as clippings it gives a good impression that you want to make it look good, and that you are professional.

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