bobby ,i believe mulching to be a learned skill. ive been doing it 15 or more yrs,and im still learning new tricks to make mulching work better. its so dry here i could probably just blow them to the curb like the others do easier. but then im stuck waiting on the city pick up.better to just makeum disappear. in short give yourself some time to learn how to work them best, when u try it. later now.