while mowing ?????

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Earthworm75, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Earthworm75

    Earthworm75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    do u bag the clippings or just let them discharge on the lawn... i have seen diff companies and the same companies doing both~ if u bag do u charge more and with that said if u do bag dont u eventually run out of storage on trailer and bed of truck full of lawn clippings? lol may seem like a dumb ? but i have seen both methods done and by the same companies.. ur insight and suggestions are greatly appreciated ~
  2. Daddy Joes Lawn Service

    Daddy Joes Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    WE bag yes we do charge more because of the extra time it takes. No we don't run out of room we use 4 65 gallon garbage cans.
  3. creeper

    creeper LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 30

    We did both. Leaving clippings on lawn , good for lawn.

    Bagging only on people who demanded it.

    Charged more, but still a pain.

    Luckily most people saw the light after I properly informed them.

    Used 60 gallon green barrels from yard to yard. Leave it in the street and push it between the wheels to the next yard. Then dump it in the mason dump or the rack body.
  4. davis45

    davis45 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 985

    I usually run the lawn and discharge the clippings with my ZTR. If there are noticable clumps of grass and the customer approves i will go over the bad spots with my standard mower with the bagger, and charge a few extra.
  5. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    when aquiring a new customer I will ask if they want it bagged or mulched and explain the difference to them if they ask. i will charge 5-10 dollars extra depending on how many bags i think i will use (40 gal bags) and also for the extra time that it takes. I live in louisiana, i dont know if they lawns are different staes, but all the lawns guys in their area, the sub-burbs of New Orleans, we bag and then leave the bag of clipping by the curb and let the garbage men pick it up. i never discharge clippings unless the yard is about 3 weeks tall or longer. if they want it mulched then i dont charge any extra.
  6. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I do both, but bagging is extra $$
  7. StBalor

    StBalor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 798

    bOTH, BAGGING IS EXTRA. I just leave the bags at the curb.
  8. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    i mulch everything
  9. ballstar

    ballstar Banned
    Messages: 37

    I discharge, and adjust my fertilization to apply 1lb N less over the course of the year.
  10. capetan

    capetan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    i normally charge double to bag, its twice the work example: $35 no bag $70 with bag ......

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