In the case of Honda’s mulching lawnmowers, the mulch consists of grass clippings from the mowed lawn grass. 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.
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Why should I mulch instead of bag?
It’s good for your lawn:
Mulching enhances the health and growth of the lawn by reducing the evaporation of the moisture within the surface and as a result keeps the soil temperature cooler. In addition, it has been estimated that mulched clippings, which are 85 percent water and five percent nitrogen, can provide up to 25 percent of fertilizer needs for an average lawn. So generally speaking it’s a good idea to mulch grass clippings when possible, providing the mulched clippings do not interfere with the use or appearance of the overall lawn area.”
It’s good for the environment:
Mulching keeps grass clippings out of waste area landfills. According to environmental experts garden trimmings make up approximately 13 percent of the total national waste stream, of which grass clippings account for two thirds of all garden waste.
It’s good for you:
Mulching takes less time than bagging, because you don’t have to stop to empty the bag.
It also means that you don’t have to make all those extra trips to offload the bags at your local waste disposal area.