The Advantages of Grass Mulching
What is mulching?
In the case of mulching lawn mowers, the mulch consists of grass clippings from the newly cut grass. The clippings are cut into fine pieces that fall easily to the surface. There, they can be rapidly broken down by soil microorganisms, which release nutrients from the mulched plant material back into the soil.
So why should you mulch instead of using the grassbag?
- It’s good for your garden:
Mulching enhances the health and growth of the grass by reducing evaporation of moisture from the lawn and keeping soil temperature cooler. This coupled with our usual Irish climate means the grass becomes much healthier.
In addition, it has been estimated that mulched clippings, which are 85 percent water and five percent nitrogen, can provide up to 25% of fertilizer needs for an average garden.
- It’s good for the environment:
Mulching keeps grass clippings out of landfills and dumps. In the US, EPA estimates that the grass cuttings make up approximately 13% (or 28 million tons) of the national waste stream.
- It’s good for you:
Mulching takes less time than collecting, because you don’t have to stop to empty the bag. This makes it much easier when doing the garden, particularly if you’ve a large area.
How do I avoid clumps?
Clumps aren’t a good look for your garden, and when left on the surface of the grass, clumps also can damage the growth underneath. Fortunately, Lawnmower Parts Online provide top quality, sharp blades to ensure grass is clipped into tiny pieces. Smaller clippings fall more rapidly to the soil surface and are less likely to clump. The smaller the clipping, the better your grass will look.
What about if the grass is too tall or wet?
This is a common problem. Wet or tall grass can result in a lot of clumping. Grass with a higher moisture content can also have this problem occasionally.
Many models have the ability to mulch if fitted with a mulch plug. You can see all of our mulch plugs and mulching kits here: https://lawnmowerpartsonline.ie/categories/mulchin...
If you don't see your model there you can get in touch and see if your machine can mulch with the use of these mulch plugs.