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post #2101 of 2933
Bagging clippings has gone the way of mulch volcanos and power attic ventilators, at least among people in the know, that I know. But with lawns I guess a lot depends on where you are and what kind of grass you have.
post #2102 of 2933
I don't think mulching is a problem unless you have let the grass go really long and/or you are cutting it really short. If there is a lot of growth to cut down, you should probably either bag or do it in two passes with your mower at two different heights.
post #2103 of 2933
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I don't think mulching is a problem unless you have let the grass go really long and/or you are cutting it really short. If there is a lot of growth to cut down, you should probably either bag or do it in two passes with your mower at two different heights.

 

This. Mulching is a great way to suffocate your lawn, unless you enjoy cutting it every other day.

 

Every Spring, run a power rake through the grass and pull up all the thatch that compacted over the winter. I've found that to be one of the single most important things you can do for your lawn.

post #2104 of 2933
I don't know about that...mowing once a week in peak growing season should still be plenty good for mulching (at least with Midwestern lawns)
post #2105 of 2933
Here in the deep south thatch is never an issue, at least not with the centipede lawns most people have.

Soil compaction, on the other hand, is, so lawns really benefit from aeration (with the serious machines that take plugs out, not the crummy DIY tools that poke holes in the ground).
post #2106 of 2933

So not these?

 

 

lefty

post #2107 of 2933
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I don't know about that...mowing once a week in peak growing season should still be plenty good for mulching (at least with Midwestern lawns)

 

Could definitely be a regional thing. The grass here in the PacNW tends to be extremely thick if properly taken care of. If I mulched, I'd need to cut it 2 or 3 times a week or it would really start to pile up. Almost everyone in my neighborhood uses a yard waste bin to get rid of clippings.

 

I use a plug-in mower that I bought from Sears about 5 years ago. It's served me well, but could use some more power.

post #2108 of 2933
Not those, no. This works pretty well, though.

post #2109 of 2933
I'm happy with my Honda self propelled mower on my mix of Bermuda and Zoysia. I only bag the clippings when I scalp in the spring. Otherwise, I just mulch.

The bane of my lawn is controlling chamber bitter. Such a pain to manage.
post #2110 of 2933
Mulching is the way to go. Be sure to raise the mowing height as well. You'll have fewer clippings and won't leave clumps of grass behind. Mowing high is good for the roots as well. This whole method of mulching your clippings fits in with the organic way of caring for your lawn.
I've been following this method the last few years after one of my dogs started having seizures the day the city sprayed for mosquitoes. I don't know if this is any better for the dogs, but as of last summer my lawn definitely looked better than it had in the 7 years I've lived here.

Go to http://www.dirtdoctor.com/ to find out more about it. This guy is local to Dallas and promotes this method as a cleaner, less toxic way of caring for your lawn.
post #2111 of 2933
Where can I buy the wavy glass for shower cabin?
post #2112 of 2933
That's a great application, but in day to day use that stuff is tacky.
post #2113 of 2933
I like it as glass for cabinet fronts
post #2114 of 2933
That is a good idea , about cabinets. I will consider that.
IMO, corrugated glass is good material for shower cabin , it does not show water spots and calcium and provides for a bit of privacy. I hate my current shower cabin it is like a fish-tank with spotty glass.
post #2115 of 2933
I recently had a new shower enclosure fitted. It's clear glass but claims to have some sort of coating that prevents limescale spots. Been about 6 months so far and seems to be working (gets cleaned weekly in any case).
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