my 6th cut and I finally got the guts to rock the boat and start mulching but nobody paid any attention to it yet. I've done about 15 yards (of 25 I got) and it looks good. I did have a problem at one yard with a very thick lawn that was damp (they have a sprinkler system) it would leaves clots. I found myself mowing back and forth over and over and then finally blowing them around with the blower. Felt kinda stupdi blowing the lawn. I guess if it starts clotting you use the bagger?