Once I got the 3-point hitch blade on, I had one of those (very) rare moments of inspiration. When I did the last mowing, I intentionally did it so to have my lawn clippings in what amounts to windrows. Since I see my most of my lawn as a pasture with no critters, it pretty much never looks neat and manicured. It usually looks like, well, a pasture with no critters. That means lawn clippings are between 6 and 12 inches instead of the usual '1 inch off the top to keep it even' some of the neighbors who choose a suburb-in-the-country lifestyle.
My intention was to mow it into rows, then pitchfork it into my truck then onto the garden or mulch pile.
|Here are my "windrows" ready to be moved into a mulch pile or the garden.|
My brain-flurry (not enough to be a brain-storm) was to use the back of blade to turn the windrows into mulch piles, that will make it much easier to pitch into the truck.
|A short blade means multiple passes.|
|This pile is about 1/2 leaves. The other four are the same size and mostly grass.|
|This method scuffs up the grass a bit and still leaves tufts behind.|
|This is Saturday morning|
|This is Saturday afternoon! We ended up with about 8 inches of the white stuff.|
What a difference a day can make!! In any case, all that good stuff is there and ready to be moved. When ever I can get to it....