Pro's and Con's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rich's Lawn Care, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    What are the pro's and con's to side discharging?
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    Don't have to bag clippings.
    Can be helpful to the lawn.

    Looks sloppy.
    Causes clumps when grass is wet.

    I bag all of my accounts and they look great when I'm done!
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    Pros: faster in and out. No bagging. I suppose that the clippings althought they are usually larger than mulching, decompose into usable nutrients for the lawn.

    Cons: If the clippings dont decompose they form a thatch layer. Clippings in flower beds are also a problem. Possibly a greater chance of lauching a projectile.

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