Does the Ryobi electric mower mulch?
A: Yes, the mower includes a mulching plug to set the mower to mulching mode.
Similarly one may ask, how do you attach a Ryobi mulch plug?
Hereof, what is the mulching plug for?
The Mulching Plug is used to block the grass clippings exit channel. This allows for freshly cut grass to be cut into smaller pieces and deposited in the lawn as fertilizer.
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.First, insert the mulch plug in the mower and close the side-discharge port. Then mow as you would normally and make a second pass at a right angle to the first to thoroughly mulch the clippings back into the grass. Or bag your clippings. This works well when the grass is of normal height and the leaves are dry.In addition to being compatible with other RYOBI machines, this mower's lithium-ion battery lasts up to 40 minutes on a full charge. If your lawn is well-maintained, this gives you plenty of time to mow your yard before you need to recharge the battery. The mower can house up to two batteries.