BASIC QUESTION.. OCDC or grass catcher? This may have been discussed before but I wanted to ask since my situation is a bit different than most posts I've read about. I've searched the site (OCDC vs catcher) but there really weren't that many posts. Most lawns are 1/4 to 1/2 acre. There are often mulched beds or patios 20 feet or less from each other so when I do two interior cuts, the interior cut from one bed blows grass onto the other. I deal with the clippings into the mulched beds. To minimize, I usually just throttle down while mowing around the beds, but still have to blow excess clippings out. But I want to minimize the clippings even more. I have a 48" Gravely Pro 1548G walk behind. I was thinking of getting an OCDC for it but after a frustrating search, only found one directly from Gravely. It isn't cheap. So before I make the investment, I wanted to make sure that a grass catcher wasn't a better option for my situation. For example, one property recently put up a nice white vinyl fence. I do two cuts to blow away from the fence but when I come back and do my lines (where an OCDC would be open), I'd still be shooting clippings out that can hit the fence. When it's wet, it sticks to the fence and makes a mess. Thus I am thinking a catcher would be ideal. CATCHER: I like the idea of a catcher since most lawns aren't that big and I can easily empty it once or twice directly into compost or trash. And there are times that the grass gets so long (rainy springs with fertilized lawns) that I often spend 15 minutes blowing the grass throughout the lawn to get rid of clumps, even when cutting at 3 1/2 or 4". OR I end up cutting at 4, then lowering to 3 1/2 and cutting again which is a huge time waster. The catcher I've seen is an easy on and off. So a catcher seems ideal BUT, a catcher would add 3 feet or so to the width of the mower which limits some access. OCDC: I like the idea of an OCDC since it puts the clippings into the lawn and saves me from emptying. And it doesn't increase the width of my mower. But it won't help me with those rainy springs where I have to mow twice or use the blower on most of the lawn to get rid of clumps. So what are your thoughts on these options, especially based on my situation? I read a lot more about OCDC than catchers but I'm not sure why.. I included a poll.. vote away!! Thanks in advance!