Mulch Mowing 2018-03-20T14:48:40+00:00

Mulch Mowing

There might be a use for blowers to clean hardscapes, or to make sure leaf litter will not touch the house. But for our yard the blowers have absolutely nothing to offer. And there is a much better way than blowing if you want to avoid leaf litter smothering the lawn. It is called mulch-mowing.

Make sure you use mulching blades

Replace the blades in fall

Just mow over the leaves

Leaves create good dirt

Mow mulching is a simple affordable alternative for the use of leaf blowers. Leaf mulching requires more strength from your mower, so not all mowers are suitable for leaf mulching, but most regular mowers will do.  When fall arrives switch to mulching blades and make sure your mower deck exit chute is closed, so that the leaves stay in the deck for another rotation so they get chopped into smaller pieces. Leaf mulching on lawns has many advantages. Mulched leaves will add nutrients to the soil, and create a better soil structure. Sometimes the mulching  takes a little longer than regular mowing, and with a thick layer of leaves you might need to mow more often. But the lawn will be healthier and won’t need as much fertilizer or water.