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Take or leave grass clippings and leaves

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by mowerdude777, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Craig3

    Craig3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    this is what I've gone to as well. Bagging takes more time and hurts my bottom line.
  2. borwicks

    borwicks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    do a single pass mow. get the trimmer out and do all your trimming. do another single pass mow. I have found that this will give the grass a little dry time and not clump as bad on the second pass.
  3. mowzilla

    mowzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    i bag if they want, other wise i mulch it down or cut it up and get it up.. i try to take it all.. nothing nowhere..if possible.. wind and cars can change your plans and sometimes , well.... if they got woods i mulch it down first.. i want to be presenting a professional image at every turn.. in a perfect world i would own nothing but walkers..but..

    like tracy said i charge different prices depending on how my clients want debris handled.. but always but always i strive for curb appeal.
  4. integrityman

    integrityman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,713

    With leaves in the fall- Grind it till you can't find it.
  5. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    I sometimes do that, but it just looks best if it is cleande at the end in my oppion
  6. lawnenvy

    lawnenvy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Leave them IF AND ONLY IF you're using a mulching mower. I only pick up clippings when warm season grasses are dormant.
  7. lawnenvy

    lawnenvy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Oh.....and leaves, you definitely need to take them with you. It's just not professional to leave them.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i discharge and if i have to bag, a couple of my customers have space in the woods on the edge of their property where i can dump. i never leave it in bags on the curb though
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    I mow in a suburban area so we do not have woods, I have been taking more and more lately( if the bag is not filled consider it gone, I can use it later
  10. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,735

    since I am getting a trailer soon I beilve i will just take em

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