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Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
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where im from the grass grows very fast in the spring. Most of my yards are small homes with lots of landscaping. The biggest thing that is worrying me at the moment is my JD walkbehind that I bought at the very end of the year blows the clippings like 10 to 15 feet which is not to much smaller than the yard. So what I want to know is what do you guys do in these situations. Do you just blow it into the beds, mulch it( which i think may be difficult in the spring), or do you direct the debris some other how. Last year was my first year and I push mowed so the grass didnt fly to far.

I hope somebody can give me some insight. It might be just the waiting for the season thats driving me crazy.
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It looks like that's what im going to do. miht get some gator blades and see if that helps any.
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where im from the grass grows very fast in the spring. Most of my yards are small homes with lots of landscaping. The biggest thing that is worrying me at the moment is my JD walkbehind that I bought at the very end of the year blows the clippings like 10 to 15 feet which is not to much smaller than the yard. So what I want to know is what do you guys do in these situations. Do you just blow it into the beds, mulch it( which i think may be difficult in the spring), or do you direct the debris some other how. Last year was my first year and I push mowed so the grass didnt fly to far.

I hope somebody can give me some insight. It might be just the waiting for the season thats driving me crazy.
Is it the JS21? If so, put Gator mulching blades on it and the plug where the discharge is, no more clippings, it's what we do with all the machines that mow.
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Is it the JS21? If so, put Gator mulching blades on it and the plug where the discharge is, no more clippings, it's what we do with all the machines that mow.
no, Its a 7h17 48 inch with the 7 iron deck
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mulch it or bag it, no other option
make sure you are cutting the grass high enough
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I cut at 4" on most of my lawns (st augustine here in sunny FL)
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no, Its a 7h17 48 inch with the 7 iron deck
Thanks, this is the same deck we have on one of the tractors, there is a kit you can get from Deere which basically allows you to pull a lever and go from side discharge to mulching, I have no idea what the cost is as I ordered it with the setup as a package deal.
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