Hi, I'm new here to the forum. I have a John Deere LX176 riding tractor with a 38" deck. I've always mowed and blown the clippings out the shut or bagged. I recently moved to Florida from NH. There are varying types of grass here - some of it is fine, and some of it is like rye grass...very thick. I think they call this Floritam sod. Anyways, I was mowing a very tall lawn this weekend - 1 ft thick. Tractor had a very had time keeping up even at the highest setting going slow. Ended up having to make two passes - one to mow and another to bag. Grass was so thick bagger shut would clog up frequently even when I went slow. I've been thinking about mulching. I've never used a mulching kit. Do mulching kits work well and under what conditions do they work well for a JD 38" mower deck? Thanks in advance.