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What does a mulcher on a lawn mower do?

Dennis WaldenNov 21, 2021

How Mulching Mowers Work. The grass clippings left behind by a mulching mower essentially function as a lawn fertilizer, as if you were applying compost to the lawn. ... The blades of mulching mowers are designed so as to leave behind finely shredded grass clippings.

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Correspondingly, can you use regular blades with mulch plug?

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Conversely, regular blades do not chop clippings into small pieces the way mulching blades do, and so they don't work well on mulching mowers or on standard mowers with a mulching kit installed. The insufficiently chopped clippings tend to clog the regular blades and the underside of the mower deck.

Consequently, how do I know if my mower is a mulcher? A standard mower blade usually has cutting surfaces only at its ends while a mulching mower's blade usually has multiple cutting surfaces along its length. With its numerous sharp edges, a mulching blade is able to chop grass clippings as they fly in the air flow under the mower deck.

Keeping this in view, 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 ...

When should you use a mulching mower?

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.

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.

How do you use a mulcher on a lawn mower?

Which is better mulching blade or high lift?

Standard and high-lift blades are straight and aerodynamic as possible to create a powerful lift that will expel the grass clippings from under the deck. Standard blades are the ideal choice when mulching the grass clippings may not be an option. ... Mulching blades feature more curves and an increased cutting edge.

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.

Can I use mulching blades without a mulching kit?

Blades should work.... Gators work even w/o mulch kits. Might chop the pieces up finer and they might not.
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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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