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Lawnmower Mulching..?

Can anyone please offer advice / tips on using the mulching tool on my lawnmower... 


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    impossible without information about your lawnmower. ( make / model ).
    I'd google it and find a film on you tube
  • R55R55 Posts: 8
    Sorry (my fault) I meant advice on when to use it / does it create excess thatch in the lawn, etc...
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,172
    Opinion on this subject seems to be divided.  I think overall the grass needs to be quite short & actively growing. If the grass is long it won't breakdown &you end up just trailing it into the house etc.
    AB Still learning

  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 328
    I have a Stiga mower with a mulching plug. Usually it takes about 4 hours to mow my lawns removing the grass but only takes half a hour with the plug in. Yes it needs to be kept short but it's so much easier that I can happily do it much more often without the faff of disposing of grass. I haven't found it creates thatch any more than walking on the lawn and it does feed the lawn. Having said that, I will sometimes mow without the plug so I can add cuttings to the compost bins. If you're worried about thatch, how about using a lawn rake maybe once a year.
    East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.
  • R55R55 Posts: 8
    That’s really helpful advice - thank you. I will definitely experiment with it now 👍
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