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We started discharging the lawns, as bagging has and is old...however...it makes quite a mess, usually have to blow out mulch beds alot. What do your crews do to keep things cleaner?
 

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Well...............:)


Can do the radius enough times so that the back and forth does not throw the clipping into the beds.

Install a plate over the opening and use mulch blades.

Do a search for "mulching"

Lots of great threads
 

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its just a matter of learning how to use the disharge method ,and leave very little residue of grass . u just gotta learn how. but i think u will like it once u got it down. good luck.
 

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Try cutting it higher if u can, the only alternative I use is to go back over it till its gone. Last resort is to bag, sometimes the shortest time solver.

From a newbe in the biss with lots of personel experience.
 

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Get good on the mower, know when some area's need a third or even a fouth perimeter lap. Raise deck 1/4" on second cut, with nice shape blades of course. The circle is your friend (going around trees four times). Ahh practice makes perfect i suppose.
 

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Originally posted by Likestomow
Aim it the other way.
Can't always do that. What if you have a 2 beds 15' apart? No matter which way you blow grass, you end up getting grass somewhere you don't want it. This time a year I run a mulch kit works fine. When I'm not running the mulch kit, i just deal with it and blow the grass out of the beds when done.
 

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Originally posted by DLCS
What if you have a 2 beds 15' apart? No matter which way you blow grass, you end up getting grass somewhere you don't want it.
I've got that problem as well in a few yards. No matter which way I cut it, some clippings end up in a bed. I use my blower to do the best I can getting them out.
 

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Go with either installing an OCDC or adding a mulching kit to control the discharge. You really do need to do something to keep the grass out of the beds. That just adds to the time onsite cleaning up.

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Back off the throttle at the appropriate moment and it won't shoot the grass out as fast or as far, then kick it back up. I have to do that on my own lawn in 2 spots - 5 feet between beds and a 48" mower. Quick, easy, effective, and didn't have to buy anything extra. An OCDC would be nice but I can't afford it right now and using the throttle works fine.
 
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