how can you keep your stripes if i have to blow after

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blowerboy, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. blowerboy

    blowerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    if im not bagging is it possable to kepp my stripes evn if i blow after?
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    What do you mean if you blow after?
  3. blowerboy

    blowerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    is it possable to keep stripes after blowing the grass, EX i cut the grass , than blow after, then the stripes are gone
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    If you have to blow off the grass, it's either too wet or too tall.
  5. blowerboy

    blowerboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    ok, i figured ill bagg it from now on, thanks dave
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Don't bag unless you have too. If it is too high, make one pass over everything at a travel height (or a height to take off an inch or so) & then go over it again a little lower. One thing I've found here is that if it isn't raining heavy all the time, I can cut high one week & then work it down to a lower height as the weeks go by. You can't always do that, but I do if I can. If you have to bag it, make sure you charge accordingly. No sense in doing it for free!
  7. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    Seeing your from Greenwich, I think I know why your blowing the lawn after cutting..... Your probly seeing the workers of other companies doing it. I see it all the time in my town. Guys cut the lawn then two other guys will blow the clippings around to disperse them. One will have a walk behind blower while the other is using the back pack blower.
    To me it makes no sense. They even use Exmark and Scag in my area but they just don't know what they are doing....
  8. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Somthing is seriously wrong if you have to blow the grass after your done, especially if your doing it in July
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    It is not that uncommon. If the whole thing or large areas need it, then just double cut. This can also be done with the deck up about 3/3 of an inch higher than the cut. This disperses the clippings real well. If it is just real small areas you are referring to, then just when you blow, - blow the direction of the rows. This may work well if you walk across the rows. That is usually what I always did.

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