Lawn clipping contamination?

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Old 03-26-16, 12:31 PM
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Lawn clipping contamination?

We just finished a redo of our backyard, including a nice patch of fescue turf. The guys who did the job suggested I buy a lawnmower specifically for that grass, and to make sure that our gardener used that instead of his own.

They said that our gardener would be mowing lawns all over that would contaminate our laws with other types of grass if he used his own mower.

Is this true? Hadn't heard it before, so before I go out and buy a new lawnmower when my gardener already has one I thought I would ask.
 
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Old 03-26-16, 01:22 PM
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But won't the birds also bring foreign grass seed from elsewhere in the neighborhood ?
 
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Discuss your concerns with the gardener, I would think if he washed out the underside of the deck that would eliminate any concern of seeds from other yards getting to yours from the mower. Doesn't eliminate wind and birds though.
 
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Sounds like a lot of bull to me.
 
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It makes sense in theory, but the same line of thinking says that a room is smaller after you paint.

Birds, wind, and other animals will bring foreign seeds into your yard as much as another lawn mower.
 
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I was curious so I checked with my neighbor, a landscaper.

He says the mower will spread weeds and unwanted grass such as Bermuda faster than nature.
He advised weed & feed in the spring. I think a dedicated mower is going overboard but if the lawn cost big dollars it would help preserve it.
 
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Sounds somewhat highfalutin; but I now know that all of my mowers are "dedicated" to just doing my lawn. It's not because I'm worried about invader seeds; but because to mow my lawn(s), which involves 2-3 acres, would cost me $150 or more a pop . . . . or well over $2000 per season. So I do it myself, with my dedicated mowers.
 
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Old 03-27-16, 10:15 AM
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It's not highfalutin, in California we are just weird

Growing anything is a major task. If I stopped somewhere and saw a vegetable garden, I would just stare in amazement, especially if a tomato looked like a tomato.
 
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