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Do I need a mulching plug?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

A "mulch plug" is necessary to mulch the grass clippings during mowing. The plug is used to close the discharge opening in the mowing deck and recycle the lawn clippings back into the blade area for repeated cutting and eventually deposited into the lawn as fine mulch.

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People also ask, what is a lawnmower mulch plug?

The mulching function on a lawn mower is activated by simply inserting a mulch plug into the discharge chute which prevents the cut grass from leaving the mower deck and entering the grass collector. This results in the cuttings being circulated within the deck and cut up into very fine pieces.

Furthermore, how do you install a mulch plug? To install the mulch plug, lift the discharge chute up. Insert the mulch plug into the deck discharge chute opening by fitting the bolt on the rear side of the mulch plug into the hole in the deck. Pivot the mulch plug into place.

Besides, how do you mulch a Craftsman lawn mower?

Is it bad to leave grass clippings on lawn?

Uses for Grass Clippings

Note: Grass clippings are good for your lawn as they will offer healthy nutrients to your lawn's soil, and it is still fine to leave them behind after mowing. Longer grass can invite lawn pests, which often hide in shady areas of your yard.

Do mulching mowers really work?

While mulching mowers worked fine for contractors in dry, slow-growing grass conditions, others complained of clumping grass and an unattractive appearance, wasted time spent cleaning out sticky grass from mulching mower decks and how using a mulching mower once each week couldn't keep up with spring's rapidly growing ...

Can you put a mulching blade on any mower?

Can you install mulching blades on any lawn mower? There are mulching blades available for most mowers, but not all mowers should have mulching blades installed. Underpowered models may not have the horsepower to spin a heavy mulching blade at an effective speed, providing mixed results when cutting and mulching.

What are the pros and cons of mulching grass?

The Pros and Cons of Mulching
  • Mulches suppress weed growth.
  • Mulches retain moisture - particularly helpful in hot summers.
  • Mulches reduce soil erosion – useful during winters and heavy rain.
  • Mulches can insulate crops from extreme temperatures – especially useful for early and late crops.

Is it better to bag or mulch your grass?

Any blades should work when bagging, but if you want finer pieces, you should use a mulching blade. Most of the time, mulching your clippings is the best option. You should bag your clippings if the grass is tall, leaves are covering the lawn, or you need to prevent disease and weeds from spreading.

Is mulching better than side-discharge?

No. Both side-discharge and mulching mowers leave grass blades behind. However, a mulching blade chops up clippings into finer pieces so they decompose faster and don't clump as quickly. Using a side-discharge mower you may need to do your own mulching by running over your grass piles multiple times.

How do you attach a mulcher to a lawn mower?

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Dennis Walden

Dennis owns a small farm and loves to grill since his early childhood. He’s a professional cook, but hiking and enjoying the great outdoors is his no less favorite part of life.

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