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Good idea? Or common practice?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ThyGentleman, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. ThyGentleman

    ThyGentleman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Now with fall starting to act like fall in New York, it's time to start picking up these leaves on a few lawns.

    My question is, right before I do a routine cut, should I blow the leaves onto the grass and suck them up into the mower and catch them, then dump the load into my truck?

    That was my plan for the early fall cleanup process. Do you guys have any better ideas?

    By the way, I have a Chevy Silverado with an 8ft bed, a blower, and was mostly planning on bagging them unless there are better ways to go about it.
  2. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Gold Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 3,635

    I mulch the leaves up when I can. I do small lots and run out of turf to mulch them into so I'm stuck bagging and dragging. Try mulching them up first.
    ThyGentleman likes this.
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,532

    Mulch mowing leaves has many benefits. Saves you time and money and adds organic matter to the soil. Of course, too many leaves will impair turf growth. Find a happy medium.
  4. rdfenn3

    rdfenn3 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Akron NY
    Messages: 29

    It all depends on mow much is on the lawn. If there are a lot we either blow them in to piles and remove. If the neighbors have theirs at the curb we do the same. A lot we make disappear in the woods
    JRI Landscaping and RDALawns like this.

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