why don't we use mulch kits? The only reason I don't is because that's the way I learned when I worked for someone else. However, I know that alot of homeowners with the little push mowers, that's all they do and the grass looks great! I have asked at the shop and they say "just put a shoot blocker on it" which I have done, but it leaves a "snail trail". So I am thinking of a mulching kit for my Exmark but don't want to throw money away.