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Side Discharge or Mulch this time of year??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NewbieNC, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. NewbieNC

    NewbieNC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Do you guys mulch or side discharge this time of year? And if you have an overgrown yard and side discharge....what do you do about the clippings???
  2. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    Side discharge only and if we get some build up I will raise the deck a bit and go as fast as the mower will go over it again. This sucks up and rechops the grass and it vanishes into thin air. Our lawns are to thick and grow to fast to mulch. All the other LCO's feel the same way around here. I have never seen anybody mulch in this area.
  3. triadncman

    triadncman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    side discharge, run over again for heavy clippings, blow for minor clippings
  4. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    there it is :weightlifter: :weightlifter:
  5. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,656

    I mulch...
  6. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We side discharge and run over the lawn twice if necessary to spread clippings.
  7. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    I bag for spring cleanup and fall cleanup only. The rest of the time is all side discharge.
  8. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Here is the best solution. If the lawn is 4 to 6 inches I sidedischarge the first pass to knock it down with gator blades. Then pull out my Lazer Z mulching mower and truly make the clippings dissapear into tiny mulch powder which also enhances your stripes.
    For you guys that just side dischrge .....How to you keep from erasing your stripes when you blow your clippings back accross your previous cut??? I have had this problem for yrs, and sometimes it takes a 3rd pass and still the results are worse than 2 passes with the above setup. Thanks

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