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Mulch kit or not

95viper

LawnSite Member
Location
MI
I am still pumped after being an Exmark owner since Saturday. Metro 36. I am only going to use this at home and never in the rain and I will greatly avoid damp grass because I can't stand the messy cleanup. I am in Michigan.

Should I buy the mulch kit?
 

Tadams

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Cartersville, GA
I have a mulch kit on a 60" Lazer and a 48" TTHP and I love them both. They work great for the type of grass that we have here- bermuda, zoysia, centipede, and fescue. I don't know how it would work on your grasses there. The only way to really know would be to buy one and see.
 

tinkerlawn

LawnSite Member
Location
NE Kansas
The mulch kit will struggle and you will have clumps if the grass is:
very tall (cutting off 3inches or more)
wet or damp

If you mow and only take off 1-2 inches and the grass is dry then you should have no problems and your lawn will look great. But there is no real need for the mulch kit if you cutting only an inch or so off because the clippings will be small enough to fall back into the turf.

My advice but the bagger instead so you can use for mower for leaf cleanups in the fall. And if you see excess clippings then double cut your lawn (horizontal and vertical). Or buy a tow behind sulkey, then you can cut everyday and not even worry about getting tired.

just my two cents
 
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