Do you MULCH or BAG the grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mummert's Mowing, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Mummert's Mowing

    Mummert's Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    We currently MULCH and i wasn't sure if we should switch to BAGGING.

    Are there many advantages or disadvantages to either ?
  2. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    We do what the customer wants and is willing to pay for. I do charge more for bagging and require the customer to have a placed to put the clippings. Be it in the woods or in a yard waste bin. On some yards I'd rather bag because it looks better or makes the job qwiker because of how fast/thick the grass is. I hate double cutting. On other yards mulching is qwiker and looks just fine. It's up to you and your customer.
  3. K&ALandscaping

    K&ALandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    We try to mulch all of our accounts. We explain to the customers that it is better for their yard as it is a natural fertilizer. If we have to bag we charge a $10 bag/ disposal fee. I am lucky though I have the land to dispose of it, plus land in the country to use.
  4. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,268

    We do neither. Side discharge only.
  5. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Ditto. Although I do try to talk them into mulching as much as possible.

  6. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Mulch only! Unless they want to pay hourly labor rate for bagging.

    All Clear
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I have ZERO bagging customers :)

    Life is good.
  8. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    Side discharge is the ONLY way to go!

  9. imdawrlus

    imdawrlus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    what is mulching?? i side discharge, and i always thought it was the same thing.

    either way, i dont bag grass on any of my dozen lawns.
  10. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    When I said I mulch, I meant I returned the clippings to the yard via side discharging. I do not run a true mulching deck. I tried it for awhile, but was much happier with the side discharge "mulch".


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