How not to throw grass on house or cars?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greenchoppers, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. greenchoppers

    greenchoppers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162


    We seem to be having some kind of issue with grass being thrown on to houses and/or vehicles, especially in small yards where there isn't much room to work. Any tips on how to prevent this from happening in small yards? It seems to happen more often while trimming.

    Please keep sarcastic responses to yourself. This is a real problem for us and would appreciate any responses to treat it as a serious problem.

  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Simple run the grass catcher on it. And teach your guys how to trim left handed.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    1. Aim the chute away
    2. Throttle down
    3. Chute blocker
    4. Mulch kit
    5. Grass catcher
  4. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    as for trimming I always walk backwards with the trimmer. I'd rather do that than teach myself to trim left handed.

    mowing, personally I use a grass catcher in those situations.
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    You're trimming wrong. Trim left handed like grandview said. My helpers are REQUIRED to trim left handed.
  6. calvinslawnservices

    calvinslawnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    I am build a chute blocker for my mower. As for trimming, Most the houses I mow have landscaping around the perimeter.
  7. martinlawn29

    martinlawn29 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Power chute ! Electric power chute sounds like to much mower for small lawns...small side bagger
  8. 1whitetail

    1whitetail LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 149

    I thought I was the only one that trimmed backwards. I have never seen anyone else doing it that way. People probably think that I don't know what I am doing. :rolleyes:
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    apparently dick doesn't think either one of us is doing it right.
  10. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I was sitting at a fast food place, in the drive through lane, when the fast food place next door had a weed eater going along the ditch between the properties...

    The guy was kicking up stones trying to get the weeds chewed down to ground level!!! one of those stones shot across and hit my truck?!?!?

    Grasscatchers, don't fix stupidity... it is possible to weedeat w/out throwing stuff in direction of anything that shouldn't be hit... and no reason to grind up the ground and kicking up stones... that area should've been void of weeds with RP/pre-m, for proper management... :)

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