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Know When To Bag & When To Mulch

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 26 April , 2017
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If you’re stumped about whether to mulch or bag your grass clippings, you’ve come to the right place. The short answer is that there’s a time for both mulching and bagging.

We’ll talk about it in this issue.

The Value of Mulching Grass Clippings

The biggest benefit for mulching your grass clippings is that doing so immediately puts lots of nutrients right back into your grass. To be specific, the nutrients include nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus.

Following the proverbial “circle of life,” the clippings are quickly consumed by worms and bacteria and fungi that are good for the soil.

How to Mulch Grass Clippings

Your best bet is a dedicated mulching mower. Also, there are mulching kits available to retro-fit just about any mower.

The main thing to remember is to not take too much off the top of your lawn. Rather, aim for taking off the top 1/3 when you mow.

When You Should Bag The Clippings

It makes the best sense to bag the clippings when the grass is overgrown or several inches in height. While saying that, you’ll make things easier on your mower if you cut the height down gradually. This will certainly mean that you’ll have to go over the lawn several times to get the desired height.

If you don’t bag the clippings, they’ll just lay on the surface of the yard, choking out the life to the living blades beneath.

When you’re finished, you can add the bagged clippings to other materials for compost.

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