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What is a mulching plug?

Dennis WaldenSep 13, 2021

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.

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Then, do I need a mulching plug?

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.

Similarly one may ask, can I turn my mower into a mulcher? Conversion. Numerous side-discharge and bag lawnmowers can be converted into mulching mowers by installing a mulching conversion kit. Mulching conversion kits usually consist of a mulching blade and a restriction plate, which prevents the grass clippings from becoming discharged by way of the side or rear chute.

Additionally, should you mulch every time you mow?

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. Whether you're mulching or bagging, Hutson has the right tools for the job.

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 ...

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.

What is the advantage of a mulching lawn mower?

Lawn mower mulching, or grass mulching, returns nutrients to your lawn to help it grow full, thick and green. When mulching comes to mind, we usually think about the cedar mulch or other wood bark that's used to cover plant beds, border our homes, cover a berm or line the base of tree trunks.

What is mulching and its disadvantages?

Although using mulch has many benefits, it cal also be detrimental to the garden in mainly two ways: Overmulching can bury and suffocate plants. Mulch provides a convenient hiding place for pests. Bake your plants with excess heat if don incorrectly.

What's the difference between mulching and mowing?

Essentially, mowing cuts the grass and then shoots the grass clippings away, Mulching cuts the grass to a finer degree so it can act as mulch on the lawn. A mulching lawnmower eliminates the need to rake, bag or otherwise dispose of grass clippings, but it doesn't simply make the clippings vanish into thin air.
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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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