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Mowing- Bag Or Mulch?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Landscape89, Apr 25, 2006.

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MOWING- BAG OR MULCH

  1. BAG CLIPPINGS

    25.6%
  2. MULCH CLIPPINGS

    37.5%
  3. SIDE DISCHARGE CLIPPINGS

    49.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    In the spring when the grass is growing fast we bag.Sometimes we double cut and not bag,this is on the small property's.
     
  2. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    No bag, mulch if possible.
    Double cut everything in spring
    and hit 50 % of them 2X per week until June
     
  3. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    u guys are lucky.... customers here fire you if you dont bag
     
  4. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    JJ Then you need to educate them
     
  5. ACEMowing

    ACEMowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    We rotate bagging and mulching... side disharging is pretty tough on our bermuda grass... only can be done in really large expansive areas... around here if it's just being discharged, it's only on the real junkie lawnsor on no traffic common areas (where poeple don't walk up to it to see it up close). You'd have to quadruple cut a nice residential lawn and spend way too much time compared to mulching. Most of the higher end lawns still want bagging which for us, is a necessary evil. That's where the Walker pays back big time.
     
  6. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,654

    The most popular riding mower seen in this area being used commercially is the Walker, and I'm right in there with the rest of them. So... I'm guessing that 90% of the places out here are "collected".

    Be careful in assuming that mulching is always better for turf, because too much too fast can actually smother grass and create problems.
     
  7. Green Grass and More

    Green Grass and More LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I only mulch as it's a lot easier.
     
  8. CWRSNY

    CWRSNY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    Like JJ said on long Island your dropped for mulching
     
  9. SuperiorLandscapeMgmt.

    SuperiorLandscapeMgmt. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Mulch or discharge if possible. Return nutrients to the soil. Save time and money on fuel and employee hourly wages by not having to drive to and sometimes maintain dumpsite with other equip.
     
  10. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    Side discharge for me.
     

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