Mulch Ado About Mulch Mowing

November 18, 2013 | Fertilizing Tips, Lawn Care, posted by Sasha

Grass Clippings

What is mulch-mowing you ask? It’s when you mow your turf but you don’t use a catcher. Instead, you re-cut the that turf into a fine consistency and then return it to your lawn, mulch-mowing is essentially repurposing the turf you cut as compost for your lawn.

Benefits of Mulch Mowing:

  • Mulch mowing is cost-effective. You can practice this technique as part of an alternative to fertilizing your lawn. While it cannot replace grass fertilizer altogether, mulch mowing can reduce the frequency of when you go buy fertilizer. Mulch mowing gives your lawn part of its required nutrients.
  • Mulch mowing is environmentally friendly. Because you are returning the grass clippings back to your lawn, you are saving the plastic bags that would be used. In addition, by keeping your clippings, you’re reducing the waste that would go to a landfill.
  • Mulch mowing is effective. As mentioned above, mulch mowing gives your lawn part (about 15 to 25 percent) of its required nutrients. When the mulch is decomposing, which takes 7 to 10 days), this is when it releases its nutrients. Also in that decomposition time, the clippings are also providing your lawn with shade, which contributes to healthy lawn practice.

It is not suggested to use a mulch mower to cut wet grass, this can produce wet clumps of grass across your lawn. If you have more questions about mulch mowing or would like a lawn estimate, give us a call at The Grass Outlet! We’d love to hear from you.