I always see discussion about how high to mow lawns and what customers say about mowing heights. (I live in Indiana - rye, fescue, and bluegrass) Customers used to tell me that their lawns looked long and scraggly after I first started mowing their lawn (especially right before I would cut them), then they would ask if their lawn would look better if I cut it lower. I alway replied, that the grass needs time to adjust to being mowed at this height (3 1/4 to 3 1/2".) Well after two months of consistent mowing at the same height, the grass adjusted. When I say consistent mowing, I mean mowing on a set schedule (every 4 to 5 days for watered lawns and weekly for non-watered.) The grass developed and grew evenly after having been cut on this schedule. It's as if the grass knows. I have received compliments from every property owner that their lawns look thicker and much greener. Case history: An elderly man recently retired from mowing. I had seem him around working and always noticed that he mowed the lawns a little to low. I sent letters to the homeowners telling them that I was interested in mowing their lawn and if they had any questions about the services I offered they could give me a call. When their elderly lawn man retired, they called. At first they all had concerns about my mowing height, but after a couple of months, they all rave about their beautiful, thick lawns. I always give the addresses of these properties as references when I am asked about my mowing height. Sure we all can give out a brochure promoting proper mowing heights. I just ask that they try it at my height for a couple of months and if they don't like it I can always cut it lower. Then I tell them to look at the other lawns I mow. They never ask me to lower the deck. **Clippings in the mulch? Inspect mower deck---1 side closed, 1 side open for discharge. Point discharge side away from mulch. Get a Qwikchute! It'll change your life.