View Full Version : Mulching ???

brian mon
01-17-2004, 09:29 AM
Does anyone know where I can find a document about the benefits of mulching grass?

I (we) all know its better, but I would like a document .. not by a mower co..but preferably a scientific study that proves this...and explains the benefits in a way a homeowner can understand.

I want to switch to mulch only!!! But around these parts everyone bags it,and are convinced it builds up thatch etc.

I just think it would be nice when I tell them Im no longer going to bag the grass and heres why...they will see the benefits and not just take my word for it.

Thanks all

(another day closer to spring!!):)

01-17-2004, 09:44 AM
I think the PLCAA has one or more brochures on the subject.:cool:

brian mon
01-17-2004, 09:58 AM
Just tried PLCAA search.....mulching......mulching grass.......came up with nothing??

01-17-2004, 10:24 AM

brian mon
01-17-2004, 11:50 AM
thanks.....but, something a little more scientific is what I'm looking for.

Heard the U. of Minnesota did a study once but havn't been able to find an article about it........??

01-17-2004, 12:12 PM
I would do some yahoo searches. I've seen more detailed stuff on it on the web in the past, but just did a quick search and came up with that. Use the term "grasscycling" also in the search.

01-17-2004, 12:13 PM
try this:http://grounds-mag.com/ar/grounds_maintenance_leaves_turn_litter/index.htm

01-17-2004, 12:21 PM

Here is a search of "mulching and turf" at this


I found a couple articals that mentioned mulching grass clipppings. but I didn't read them all.
It's funny that peopel won't believe us but wiol believ whatever they read.

01-17-2004, 12:59 PM
Mississippi State U did a study on mulching (about a year long I believe).