Forum

About the Landscape Juice Network

Founded in 2008. The Landscape Juice Network (LJN) is the largest and fastest growing professional landscaping and horticultural association in the United Kingdom.

LJN's professional business forum is unrivalled and open to anyone within within the UK landscape industry

LJN's Business Objectives Group (BOG) is for any Pro serious about building their business.

For the researching visitor there's a wealth of landscaping ideas, garden design ideas, lawn advice tips and advice about garden maintenance.

Mulching Mower

Hello I have been using a Stiga mulcher all summer and it has been a godsend. I am considering using it all year round as it saves a lot of time not having to empty grass bags etc. it also has benefits for the lawns. Does anyone have any knowledge of doing the same, or any reasons not to. Thanks

 

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • PRO

    As long as its not too long or wet I mulch all the lawns I can (I only offer roller stripes with weekly cuts, and these are never mulched only rolled) no downsides other than perhaps stronger growth at certain points in the year

  • PRO

    Used a husqvarna one fantastic for what you said but it can cause long lush growth which is hard to mulch into  the lawn I would use it spring early summer and again in autumn. In thesummer or high growth phase I would collect  

  • I have been using Stiga mulchers for ten years now with no issues at all. I have had many of my clients for longer than that and so have mulched the same lawns/grass for that length of time. As we all know, every job is different. Every area of grass behaves differently. At the moment some are still very dry while others have completely greened up and are growing very well. Across all these varied jobs over time, the Stiga mulching decks have proved themselves. There has been no downside and no problems arising on any job due to mulching. Don't let anyone tell you that mulching can cause problems, it won't.The obvious point is that for mulching to work properly, the grass has to be cut regularly. But then that's what we do isn't it. Having said that, just yesterday I mowed a cemetery with the Stiga that had gone three weeks and one day since the last cut, due to the dry weather. The grass wasn't too bad but had areas that were longer and had long ends all over. The finish was perfect.

     I also have a John Deere Z535M [48in deck] which is side discharge [mulching kit available] which I use for playing fields as it is very fast and playing fields do not require collection/mulching. It is amazing how much cut grass is thrown out and is visible as compared to the Stiga. Mulching decks still impress me even now after all these years.

This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Landscaper

Landscaper needed, experience with paving/decking/fencing essential to work within a small Brighton based company Good rate of pay depending on experience. Driving licence preferred.

Hard Landscaper

This is a full time permanent position for a professional hard landscaper at a small business which specalise in high end landscaping and masonry. This position includes very little soft landscaping and gardening as we work closely with another company who undertake that aspect of the projects. You will need exceptional attention to detail and

SEASONAL GARDENER / GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVE

Due to the imminent retirement of one of our excellent, long standing gardeners, EDR Landscapes are looking to hire a full time, seasonal domestic garden and grounds maintenance operative. A further part time opportunity is also available. Full time work is available each season from March to November, with some occasional winter work available. Work

Business Objectives Group (BOG)

Latest blog post

PRO Supplier

Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s…

Read more…

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor

Advertising

Blogs

PRO Supplier

Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Visitors to the Sherriff Amenity stand (E060) at SALTEX 2018 will get the chance to find out how they could significantly improve their turf through a range of unique products and some new dedicated apps.

Sherriff Amenity, the UK’s…

Read more…
PRO Supplier

Market leading MM seed on display at SALTEX

Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60 and MM50 on their stand (G041) at SALTEX 2018.

MM is one of the most respected…

Read more…