Magnolia Leaves

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cgaengineer, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I cut my first lawn with a magnolia tree. How do you guys deal with these trees? I did my best to chop up the leaves but those little seed pods or whatever they are were flying everywhere. After mowing I blew all the leaves into the woods as they instructed.

    This will not be a weekly thing for me as it was a charity mow for a dying family member.
  2. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I would cut down and burn every Manolia tree in the country if I could. I despise them thangs
  3. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I mulch them. No problem. Big Blocks Rule!!!!!
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Well some of the leaves shredded, but it was the cones that didnt...they just shot out from under the deck!
  5. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    well, i cut for a guy in Louisiana that has a magnolia tree, and lord them lil pod things will bag, but only the ones on the top layer. the leaves arent a problem its jus those fu**** cone/pod/?? things.
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    another job for the snapper hi vac and gator blabe-just run them over and they are gone
  7. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    yeah but that gator blade isnt ment for baggin, jus discharge. if it does a good job with baggin, then do u know if that mulchin-gator blade would be as good for baggin as the blade that comes with the 21" toro heavy duty recycler. cause i was thinkin of gettin it 2 get a better mulch, but i was told that it wont bag as good, and i wanna have a good bag if imma bag.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Strangely enough I had more accounts with Magnolias in MD than I do here in NC. I just mulch 'em and blow the chips back under the tree. In the fall I come along and remove the loose chips along with the rest of the leaves from the account. They make excellant mulch.

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