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Mulch or discharge your grass?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by MJK, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    1. Mulch
    2. Discharge
  2. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    maybe i should add what do you do during the summer, Mulch or discharge.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Discharge most of the time. Mulch some of the time. Bag= to often for my liking!
  4. Tadams

    Tadams LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    We do all three- mulch, discharge, and bag. I would rather mulch or discharge but some customers want their lawns bagged so we bag them. Some office complexes and churches are so small that they look best if they are bagged with a pushmower (hate to use those!) but we do it anyway.
  5. SchultzLawnCare

    SchultzLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    all three, bag for those that want it. and mulch most of the time. but also discharge.
  6. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Side discharge from April thru October...then put on the mulch kits for leaves. I used to mulch yr round...but wetter conditions were a major PITA...side discharge is much faster for me.
  7. mowing grass 1111

    mowing grass 1111 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 433

    i discharge..... i would not even try to mulch with this new pos exmark i bought
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Side discharge for sure......If we need to double cut, so be it. Mulching can be a nightmare if the grass is wet or too long.

    If you mow near airport runways or near a swimming pool, mulching and/or bagging might be necessary.
  9. PaproskiLandscaping

    PaproskiLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    I try an manage my nitrogen applications to give my lawns more consistant growth instead of those mutant spring growth surges just after fertilizing, which means I barely have to bag. Slow release ferts work great for this!

    It is the current teaching that clippings being returned to a lawn are high in Nitrogen and water and do not contribute to thatch. Returning clippings can also reduce the ammount of nitrogen you have to put down.

    So I bag when I have to, mulch as much as possible. If i have visible clippings after the first cut, I set my deck a quarter inch higher and take a few lighting quick passes to disperse the clippings.
  10. lil_cote_93

    lil_cote_93 LawnSite Member
    from ON
    Messages: 196

    Pice of shiiiaT??????
    explain cousin

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