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We purchased a house some years ago in large part because there is NO lawn. We sold the mower and haven't had to mow since.
I take care of four lawns (including my own) and they all want them bagged. Eudora has a great leaf and grass dump where this debris gets turned into something useful later. Mulching mowers create a thatch problem. I know because I tried mulching, and ended up rejecting it. I just dump my bagger straight from the mower into my pick up and take it to our leaf and grass dump that the city provides. You have to be a city resident to use it however.
I never bag clippings. Never understood why anyone would do that--especially if they send them to landfills. If you wait long enough between mowings that you're cutting insane amounts of grass, start a compost pile. Otherwise, as rockchalker52 says, there's no need to bag it. The clippings dry out to practically nothing very quickly.
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at 4:00 pm, I vote 'no'
No, but I clip my bagged grassings.
We bag our clippings sometimes. I wish the LJW would look more closely at the choices of their polls. Often it is not a yes/no kind of thing, but they set it up like that. Sometimes we bag our clippings for use in our composte pit that we have. Sometimes we let the clippings fly as shade for the grass roots.
Thanks for bringing this to mind. I have a much older brother. As I read you letter, I pictured him in that scenario. He was raised with hunting dogs, in the 50's and 60's. Tall, good looking, very capable all around. Sure of himself in general. I imagined him with a woman walking up to hand him a bag. He would have probably said,"No thanks, this is far off the main path enough it's not needed". With a look that simply spells, thanks, but you're not bossing me around.
The immediate second image, based on things he's previously done...he might well have said, thanks, scooped it up, asked where the closest can was, while tying a knot in the top. As soon as the woman would have pointed, he would have looked over there, and thrown that bag full force in the direction of the can. Then, if it missed, he likely would have said, "Drats, I missed" and continued on his way. Or if say, he was 20 ft short, he'd say "Can needs to be 20 feet closer" and kept going. He might have even gone over and peed on a tree too.
Walkthehawk, thank you for your input, although I would like to point out that posting on LJWorld blogs is rarely limited to relevancy. The poll question reminded me of what I stated & asked.
Regarding that, I was genuinely curious in folks' reactions. As far as the law goes I'm vulnerable to ticketing for sure. I can only speculate I've never gotten one because my dog doesn't run wild, is always on a leash when she's off her property & is controlled by a common sense handler. I am virtually certain that the locations where my dog is allowed to evacuate are never trodden by kids in Keds.
Having said all that, sometimes it's a 'go along to get along' world. I will carry a bag. Common sense & civilty will dictate whether or not I use it.
If you mow your lawn regularly & try to only shorten it by a third or so, you shouldn't need to bag your clippings.
After a season of chemical treatment, you have to bag them,
to insure the integrity of the salt mine.
/ I always miss that night-glow, come Fall.
No, but I was at the park the other day with my dog when, dogs being dogs, she decided to rectify a small digestive issue by taking a huge...well, you get the drift. Either my pooch is semi-civilized for a canine or she doesn't like all the goose turds on the sidewalk because she always leads me far from the pavement to accomplish this.
Right after her little ritual of relief, we turned to head away when a pretty woman approached, her hand extended. "Here," she said, offering a plastic bag, the likes of which I haven't seen since 'Legally Blonde 2.'
"Uh, thanks?' I said..
So, long story short, I had to carry a bag of my dog's poop all the way around the path because the trash can was 50 yards the wrong way. And as far as going the wrong way? Doggie don't play dat.
I suppose I could've manned up & declined the pretty lady's generous offer, but she looked like she had an agenda & I was the current item on it.
So as ballsy as I get is to post this intention to not become Peter Peter Pooper Picker. The stuff goes away quickly in the summer, the maintenance crew doesn't seem to mind & really, what's greener, wrapping poop in plastic or letting nature take its course?
Am I wrong?
Oh, and don't bag your clippings. It's silly.
Referring this question to my secretary. She'll pass it along to the grounds staff.
I'll get back with you.
Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Three mowings if it's a good year then round bale it.
No. Me and Hollis turn the clippings into butter or oil and bake with them. It is very easy to always be green
I use a mulching mower all spring & summer.
I only suck up, grind, and bag leaves in the fall and spring during yard clean-up.
LJWorld, can we get a poll to see how often people are watering? I have two neighbors who are clearly not educated on lawn maintenance, because they water 4 times a day, every single day (that is not an exaggeration). Their yards look horrible and are full of weeds. Every single zone is set to about 20 minutes per runtime. It's great, as it makes my sideyards into swamps. :-/
Only twice a year. Once for the last mowing of the season in December, and once in the very beginning of Spring. Otherwise I mulch mow.
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