Mulching Lawnmowers "think green"
Mulching lawn mowers recycle grass clippings by finely cutting and re-cutting the grass concealing cuttings within the standing grass to wilt and decompose thereby feeding the soil.
Recycling or mulching the grass in this way also saves time as there's no more stopping to empty the grass collector - no more bagging up clippings and taking them to the tip, or having unsightly piles of rotting grass around your garden either.
You will need a lawn mower specifically designed as a mulching mower to recycle the grass correctly.
Unlike conventional mowers which collect grass clippings, new style mulching lawnmowers operate a system which recycles the clippings as you mow.
Mulching lawnmowers chop the grass clippings into fine particles then push the particles right down into the turf out of sight. There are no grass bags or collectors to empty - no trips to the compost heap or tip. The result is a perfect lawn finish that's 30% quicker.
Mulching lawnmowers are environmentally friendly
According to research a lawn of ½ acre can generate as much as 4½ tons of grass cuttings in a year. Without recycling this is an incredible waste of resources, collecting this grass is also a waste of time and effort when there is an alternative.
Using a mulching mower recycles grass clippings in a way that actually feeds the soil. As the clippings decompose nutrients and fertilisers are returned to the soil, you can cut the grass and fertilise at the same time.
Some gardeners are concerned about the build up of "thatch" on their lawn and wonder if lawn mulching might create a problem. We explain why mulching mowers actually prevent thatch!