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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by uspw, Nov 30, 2005.
Just wondering what the general thoughts on mulching versus bagging were around the site. Thanx.
Mulching is faster and alot easier.
Depends on what the customer wants but down here we primarily mulch.
Well, first we have to determine if you are mulching grass or leaves. To mulch grass usually has a good effect on the yard, as it puts back some nitrogen, so I am told. Leaves in some cases are detrimental to the yard because it puts to much acid back into the mix. Of couse depending on what leaves you are mulching. The big advantage of mulching as opposed to bagging is that it is much faster and a whole lot less work to clean up leaves.
That's my "simple" version of mulching versus bagging. (acually it is my only version)
Since I upgraded this fall with a mower that has a bagging system, I have been doing mostly bagging. However, about 90% of those lawns involve muclhing some of the leaves first, then baggin to cut down on overall volume. I don't have access to a leaf loader so doing some mulching really helps. I also dump most of my leaves on site.
I've done it both ways. I think bagging leaves the lawn cleaner. Mulching, especially with a more powerful mower, can be faster and you dont have leaves to haul away. Not to mention the landfills arent getting filled up with leaves/clippings.
If I am gonna bag THEY ARE GONNA PAY, man I dont even mulch on most of my mowing (only if close quarters, to keep flying stuff down) as Far as Leafs I have a vac on the mower and I almost always collect them, I do charge for carry offs
The answer to your question: "to mulch!"
Mulch if you can. No complaints, no mess etc.
I have done every way possible, and trust me bagging is not the way to go.