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Why Mulch?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mott413, May 15, 2007.

  1. mott413

    mott413 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of mulching over side discharging?
  2. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Messages: 867

    Grass clippings provide a great deal of nutrients for the lawn. By mulching, you help facilitate the breakdown and absorption of these nutrients. It also leaves the lawn looking better because there is no longer trails of dead grass clippings. It also saves time by helping to keep clippings out of beds, and you do not have to be concerned with discharging toward cars/beds, etc.
  3. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    i mulch,because it looks better to me.after i mulch you can go out and grass dont cover your feet.
  4. jim163

    jim163 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    i side discharge and u cant ever see clipping on my lawns
  5. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    same here!! :)
  6. CoupesCuts

    CoupesCuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    Most of my lawns are treated and watered so I end up cutting 3-4" off of the grass every week. I have no choice but to side discharge and sometimes double cut. I WISH I could mulch.
  7. casco73

    casco73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I feel the same way:cry: :cry: :dizzy: :dizzy:
  8. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Yup same here. If I tried to mulch the deck would gum up in less than 1 pass. Grass is always to deep and thick here to mulch well.
  9. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Grass too tall and/or thick? Solution: Gators and take off mulch plate.
  10. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,289

    Been there with the gators. They didnt leave a clean smooth cut like high lifts do for us.

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