Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Mulching kit on mowers


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-10-2007, 06:24 PM
KimKriel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Question?

If you have mulching kit for mowers do you use them all season or is there a certain time you start using the kit?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-11-2007, 12:32 AM
tiedeman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I personally do not use mulching kits on mowers. I have found them to be counter productive. They may work on dry, thin grass, but once you cut thicker, wet grass, it just creates a horrible mess
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2007, 01:53 PM
sharpblades sharpblades is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 10
sharpblades
Default

I run mulching kits on all my mowers. at times it may seem counter productive, but I have found that mulching looks neater and the customers tend to like how the clippings are not blown into the landscaping, pools etc... On the other hand, if I am trying to catch up on missed lawns from rain that are overgrown I will take the plate off.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2012, 09:02 PM
LawnCareMan280's Avatar
LawnCareMan280 LawnCareMan280 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 243
Rep Power: 4
LawnCareMan280 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharpblades View Post
I run mulching kits on all my mowers. at times it may seem counter productive, but I have found that mulching looks neater and the customers tend to like how the clippings are not blown into the landscaping, pools etc... On the other hand, if I am trying to catch up on missed lawns from rain that are overgrown I will take the plate off.
I created my own mulching kit because I would by a factory built one from my John Deere Dealer but it was to expensive so I just cut out a peice of scrap metal from our old furnace duct and i measured it to fit it to the end of the discharge and it works great especially in the fall for leaf cleanup put the piece of metal on the dischrge end and mulch the leaves it works great not even a mess it shreds it so much you can barely see it when it get's put back in the ground and it is really healthy for the turf. Try it sometime! It works great!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-13-2012, 09:05 PM
LawnCareMan280's Avatar
LawnCareMan280 LawnCareMan280 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 243
Rep Power: 4
LawnCareMan280 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KimKriel View Post
Question?

If you have mulching kit for mowers do you use them all season or is there a certain time you start using the kit?
I use it all season but if the turf is overgrown I just take the plate off. But it looks better less clipping on landscaping etc. I like mulching because it takes less time for cleanup and it is healthy for the turf.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2012, 07:13 PM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 0
turf&tree is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawncareman is right. A true mulching setup is healthier for the turf because you are returning the nutrients to the soil and feeding beneficial micro-organisms.
But, make sure you have a proper mulching setup on your mower. Most good ones won't let you side discharge which is not true mulching. I run exmark mowers with micro mulch kits spring summer and fall. Rain or shine and never have a problem. I ran them last year with record rainfall without problems.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-25-2012, 03:02 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 8
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

I also made my own with a piece of sheet metal. I curved mine to follow the baffles. Man what a difference in the look of the lawn
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-26-2012, 01:24 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,067
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
make sure you have a proper mulching setup on your mower. Most good ones won't let you side discharge which is not true mulching.
What do you feel makes a proper mulching setup?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Naylor's Lawncare Naylor's Lawncare is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Columbus,In
Posts: 39
Rep Power: 4
Naylor's Lawncare is on a distinguished road
Default Naylor's lawncare

I had bought a mulch kit for a johndeere walk behind i owned.The kit consisted of a block of plate around each blade.I loved the kit.I would think if you would just block off the discharge,how ever many blades you have under your mower would throw to much to your blade next to your discharge and over load it and cause a bad looking cut.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-26-2012, 07:37 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevef1201 View Post
I also made my own with a piece of sheet metal. I curved mine to follow the baffles. Man what a difference in the look of the lawn
/\ Thats the correct way to do it. Just blocking the chute is not a mulch kit.


This is what the baffles should look like.


I have deck like this and I just added a thick rubber mat over the chute.



A mulching kit should look like this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Any successful one man...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-26-2016 06:04 AM
09-26-2016 05:48 PM
by Steve
1 42
What were your top...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-13-2016 05:10 PM
09-26-2016 05:43 PM
by Steve
4 368
Enter to win Free...
arthur712
09-25-2016 11:28 AM
09-26-2016 05:41 PM
by Steve
1 45
I have a new show!
Chilehead
09-19-2016 06:50 PM
09-23-2016 05:45 AM
by Chilehead
7 137
First commercial estimate
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-19-2016 12:42 PM
09-22-2016 05:42 PM
by acrajchel
7 145
Larger projects - Labor...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-18-2016 07:38 AM
09-21-2016 06:51 AM
by Chilehead
5 164
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
09-16-2016 01:50 PM
by DLC123
5 615
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
09-16-2016 01:35 PM
by DLC123
15 1,327
Not a newbie just...
lwlawn
09-09-2016 02:32 PM
09-16-2016 01:25 PM
by DLC123
2 520
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
09-16-2016 01:15 PM
by DLC123
6 1,403
Lawn problem
magiccc
09-14-2016 11:37 AM
09-15-2016 06:14 AM
by Chilehead
2 287
What kind of seed do you...
Bradcook21
09-02-2016 02:58 PM
09-12-2016 07:18 AM
by joshp
4 916
Commercial Flail Mower...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 04:46 PM
09-09-2016 04:50 PM
by Steve
7 782
Newbie here
paulgrant
09-07-2016 04:52 PM
09-09-2016 12:01 AM
by paulgrant
2 619
Hello, New Member Here,...
Chickenthief
09-05-2016 06:19 PM
09-08-2016 09:35 PM
by Chickenthief
6 742
Pricing fall cleanups?
WarriorLandscapingCAN
09-06-2016 11:17 AM
09-07-2016 04:06 PM
by Steve
3 715
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
09-06-2016 05:25 PM
by Steve
1,255 443,801
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 06:51 PM
08-31-2016 02:47 PM
by Steve
21 3,273
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-30-2016 07:47 PM
by SC93
11 2,080
fert/lawn programs
joshp
08-28-2016 10:43 AM
08-30-2016 03:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,128
» Popular Tags
annual apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts convention converting customer dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care seasonal snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy