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Mulching

Kawasaki Engines’ heavy flywheel helps maintain engine RPMs; providing you more power to cut through heavy grass. When someone refers to mulching their lawn, they are implying that they are plugging the discharge chute so that grass cannot escape from under the mower. Doing this allows the grass to be finely cut and left on the ground to help fertilize the ground for future growth. You should only use a manufacturer-approved mulch plug to perform this application.

But, grass clippings are only part of the story.

Better Quality In Less Time

The practice of applying materials such as grass clippings left over from mowing, compost, or leaves to the soil surface to modify soil temperature and moisture, control weeds, and prevent soil erosion is called mulching. While mulching cannot replace the need for regular fertilization, it will certainly supplement a fertilization program and make your lawn healthy and green.

Improve Your Soil

Soils can often be improved and made more productive by simply mixing organic matter with them. For many years, the most popular source of organic matter for soil improvement has been well-rotted farm manure, which is now less available, especially for the urban gardener. Today’s gardeners should be aware of cheaper and more readily available sources of organic residues. These include plant materials from their own homes and yards, such as grass clippings, scraps of vegetable materials, small twigs, and especially fall leaves.

To become useable soil amendments, these materials should undergo a degree of decomposition brought about by certain bacteria and fungi (microbes). The process by which gardeners convert organic matter for use is called composting, and the useable material is referred to as compost.

A Real Time Saver

Finally, another advantage that mulching offers is that it requires less time than bagging. Mulching will save you 1/3 of the time spent mowing and bagging your clippings.