Benefits of Mulching Grass Clippings Instead of Bagging Them


Many lawn care professionals prefer to bag grass clippings during mowing for a crisp, clean look. However, there are several benefits to mulching grass clippings instead of bagging them. So, the next time you mow a lawn, consider leaving the grass clippings behind, and mulching them into the yard.

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A Healthy Lawn

Mulching grass clippings provides more nutrients for your soil. As they break down, the clippings will release nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. These are essential nutrients that your lawn needs to stay healthy. To avoid a thick "thatch" of grass clippings on the lawn, be sure you have a reasonable grass-mowing height. Don't wait too long before mowing a lawn; mow frequently and consistently so clippings do not turn into thatch.

Reduce Waste

At the outset, mulching grass clippings into the lawn may feel like you are creating more waste. After all, bagged clippings get whisked away, while mulched clippings remain in the yard. However, be assured that you are not creating more waste - the clippings are organic matter that will decompose quickly. On the other hand, the plastic bags used to toss clippings do not decompose quickly. In fact, these plastic garbage bags fill up landfills. If your lawn care company is looking for ways to go green, investing in a mulching kit is a great place to start.

There is great value in mulching grass clippings instead of bagging them. Decomposing grass clippings provide the lawn with free, natural nutrients. And eliminating the use of bags for lawn clippings helps your lawn care business to go green. For information on commercial lawn equipment, take a look at our line of commercial mowers and accessories Stand-on . To find Wright mower dealers near you, check out our Dealer Locator Dealer Locator .

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