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"Where did all the grass GO???!"

Asked of me by the next door neighbor after I finished a job today.

"I don't see a bag on there and there isn't grass laying all over the lawn - how did you DO that?" he asked.

LOL!

He walked over to look at my Ferris and began asking a ton of questions. (perhaps due to the nearly empty glass of beer he was carrying)
I humored him and answered his questions, but the first one just cracked me up. I guess he expected to see a hay field like it looked the last time someone cut this particular lawn. (it was my first time there)

The lawn was a bit unruly and I wasn't too sure how well I'd be able to cut it with the mulch kit on, but it did well. The only part that was an issue is where there was a patch of weeds that were "wet" when cut - it blew out a lot of clumpy-mushy stuff after passing through that section. I just hit it with the blower to disperse when I finished.
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Good grief I wish "spring growth" would STOP ALREADY!

Love the mulch kit, but this season the growth has been especially fast, and that makes mulching many lawns difficult.
I've been "pushing" a lot of lawns with the 21" because there's just too much grass to mulch with the Ferris.


Can't side discharge because the lawns are too small and clippings go everywhere and I can't mulch because the grass is growing too fast.

Ugh.
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Yeah I couldn't deal with the mulch kit on most of my lawns. They just grow too fast. Especially the customers that have the damn 6 time a year fertilizer company coming all the time. I saw that you mentioned the blade blocker. I was thinking about getting one for my new ztr. Just so i don't have to bring the bagger for these mulch bed everywhere yards.

Don't know which one to get though. Seem to be a few different brands out there.
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Is there a gator blade available for that mower?
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Is there a gator blade available for that mower?
I think so. Not sure how that would help me though.
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The gator blade would gring up the grass smaller, is the blades you have now cutting up the grass small enough?
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The gator blade would gring up the grass smaller, is the blades you have now cutting up the grass small enough?
The problem is that the growth this season is excessive. There's just too much of it to mulch properly. Weekly lawns look like I forgot to cut them the week prior.


I'm not complaining though because at the beginning of July last year we had no grass to cut at all.
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The problem is that the growth this season is excessive. There's just too much of it to mulch properly. Weekly lawns look like I forgot to cut them the week prior.


I'm not complaining though because at the beginning of July last year we had no grass to cut at all.
Sounds like your complaining!
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