Mulching ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brian mon, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
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    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!!):)
     
  2. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think the PLCAA has one or more brochures on the subject.:cool:
     
  3. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
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    Just tried PLCAA search.....mulching......mulching grass.......came up with nothing??
     
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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  5. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
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    brucec32
    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........??
     
  6. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  7. burnandreturn

    burnandreturn LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mississippi State U did a study on mulching (about a year long I believe).
     

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