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What is a mulching plug on a lawn mower?

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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Considering this, should I use mulch setting on lawn mower?

We recommend using a set of mulching blades to help with circulation and cutting. These blades should be kept sharp so the mower doesn't have to work too hard.

Subsequently, how do I change my lawn mower to mulch? 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.

Also to know is, 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 does mulching mean when mowing?

In the case of mulching lawn mowers, the mulch consists of grass clippings from the mowed turfgrass. The clippings are cut into fine pieces that fall easily to the soil surface. There, they can be rapidly broken down by soil microorganisms, which release nutrients from the mulched plant material back into the soil.

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'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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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