Mulching kits?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stevenf, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Im fairly new but I have worked for commercial accounts before. I know that businesses do not like ANY green in there flowerbeds... Do all of you use mulching kits all year round? Some places, a mulching kit is a must.
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I installed a mulching kit on my Lazer four years ago with the intention of leaving it on until late spring. I never took it off. I have found for most residentials and small commercials, it actually saves me time, even during the heaviest growth months. I only wish I had found that out years before.
  3. Scagguy

    Scagguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,522

    We run mulch kits year round on every mower. They never come off.
  4. Angel Garcia

    Angel Garcia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    so, how do you pick up leafs in the fall>
  5. MWE

    MWE LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 48

    We use mulch kits on all our mowers. They never come off.
  6. skip1718

    skip1718 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    mulch the leaves. you'll be amazed that a pile of leaves will disapear..
  7. Angel Garcia

    Angel Garcia LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    what if the grass is too tall?
    or that if its too wet?

    I have had a hard time this summer with my scag cutting wet grass
  8. sikagrass

    sikagrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    We run mulchers even on the 21.Saves so much time getting the yard to look its best.I started doing it about 2 years ago, one of the best moves Ive made. As for the leaves ,cut when they are dry and they will be gone after a cut or 2, not that thick here.
  9. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    It depends on where you are located. I would think in this case, you could use it all year round.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,587

    Where you using the Scag Wavy mulch blades.....we mow year round with all our mowers that have outlet blocked. I mowed a lot of wet rye grass it doesn't matter. If it gets real bad just take the 13HP Billygoat blower and it makes any clumps disappear real easy. YOu do have to raise mower sometimes when it is real wet.

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