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What's a good blade for St.Augustine grass??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Im running a toro 44" ztr here in florida on St. Augustine grass and i want a nice cut, who makes good mulching blades? Or should i just stick with the mulch blades i got from the dealer?
  2. Equipguy

    Equipguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    We run some Toro 52's and get great results with the regular blades.
  3. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    might want to try a set of gator mulching blades,sometimes they help on early spring growth . the best thing to due is keep them sharp!!
  4. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    If you're going to mulch, then use standard lift mulching blades and keep them sharp. Mulching St.Augustine during the high growth season (May, June, July) is tough to do unless the blades are sharp, sharp and did I say...sharp! Gators are good if the grass is dry, But I've found that wet St. Augustine will produce fewer clumps with standard lift mulchers. I use Gators early in the season (right now) and then switch to standard lift blades beginning in early May and use them until October when the grass begins to slow down. Then it's back to the Gators.

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