Do you side-discharge, mulch, or bag?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by pattytastik, Aug 3, 2011.


Do you side-discharge, Mulch or Bag grass?

Poll closed Jul 28, 2012.
  1. Side-Discharge

    63 vote(s)
  2. Mulch

    25 vote(s)
  3. Bag

    6 vote(s)
  4. Other??

    3 vote(s)
  1. pattytastik

    pattytastik LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    What do you do with grass clippings?
  2. ArenaLandscaping

    ArenaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 230

    I cut it high and let it fly ! (side discharge) During the hottest months of the summer. I catch the grass in the spring.
  3. Less1sM0re

    Less1sM0re LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Mulching is the way to go. Keeps clippings under control in tight spaces. Leaves the mulch beds grass free.
  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 42,133

    Depends on the property, equipment, and conditions. This time of year, I don't bag anything except for two areas where the other option is blowing all over cars or messing up my lines. In the spring, I bag all my front yards at my HOA plans plus some other areas.
  5. LawnCareNoobie

    LawnCareNoobie LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Get the Mulch on Demand deck and you can mulch and side discharge! But personally I side discharge 95% of the time. What ever gets mulched is with the 21" push mower. My father designed a cover to flip down over the chute on one of our mowers when near beds etc. to keep majority of clippings from flying into places I don't want them to. That's just used on one of our mowers. His personal preference. I just mow or turn certain ways to avoid blowing the grass into/on things.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i side discharge most of the time and only bag when i absolutely have to
  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,338

    Bag 75 percent of the time, discharge rest.
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  8. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 44,983

    Bag in the spring, side discharge during these warm months. I do bag a few lawns every single week but I dump my grass/leaves at a place for a set yearly price which is nice.
  9. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,176

    I discharge but around here alot of the guys bag and looking into bagging.
  10. ochosdaddy

    ochosdaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    We mulch our lawns, except later into fall when the bags go on. The lawns look better for it. Too much work with bagging, removing N, then driving around with all that weight in the bed. No thanks. ;););)

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