I do not want to start another thread on Mulching. So please, let's not turn this thread into that. It's been beat to death. But I do want to make some comments and appologies regarding my previous comments on the subject. I inferred in other threads that those who mulched were Scrubs. And now that I have seen more, I must say that my opinion has changed a little since then. I don't think that anyone who mulches is a scrub. Although my experience in my area with mulching has not been very positive. Around here (where most lawns are small and wet, and where 21" mowers prevail) mulching isn't very effective. It usually leaves the lawn looking bad or at least not as good as it would have if the LCO had mowed it. It's usually a short-cut to save time at the cost of cutting quality. And that's what I consider a scrub - someone who's willing to sacrifice quality in order to save themselves time or money. And after viewing the pictures some of you have posted I have seen SOME that are very impressive. Other pictures, however, that show chunks of leaves and grass clippings still scattered all over the lawn (albeit in smaller pieces than they were) still don't impress me. Those, I would just mow. But if you can make the lawn look perfectly clean after mulching, I see nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's probably a great way to be more efficient and you should be congratulated if you can mulch a lawn, leave it looking like it had been bagged. Efficiency is key to a profitable business. So to those who were offended by my comments on mulching, I appologize. Again, as long as you can do it VERY well and leave the lawn still looking perfect, I don't see anything un-professional about that. 'Nuff said.