Why Mulching is a Bad Way to Mow Your Lawn
Mowing your lawn is an essential part of lawn maintenance. However, the way you mow your lawn can affect its health and appearance. One popular technique is mulching, which involves leaving grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. In this blog post, we will discuss why mulching is a bad way to mow your lawn.
Encourages Dead Grass to Smother New Growth
Dead grass clippings left on your lawn can smother new growth. Mulching recycles finely cut grass clippings and covers your lawn to protect the grass. However, when the clippings are too thick, it can prevent healthy plant fertilisation and prevent new growth. This can lead to a patchy and unhealthy lawn.
Creates More Work
Mulching can create more work for you in the long run. Dead matter on top of existing grass can create more work, such as raking or removing the clippings. Additionally, if you mow your lawn too infrequently, the build-up of debris from mulching can make it difficult to mow your lawn.
Alternative to Mulching
The alternative to mulching is either box collection or using the old cuttings as part of compost for other parts of your garden. Box collection involves collecting the grass clippings while you mow your lawn and disposing of them in a compost bin or green waste collection bin. Using the old cuttings as part of compost provides a natural fertiliser for other parts of your garden.
In conclusion, mulching is a bad way to mow your lawn because it can encourage dead grass to smother new growth, create more work, and not provide the necessary nutrients for a healthy lawn. Instead, consider an alternative such as box collection or using old cuttings as part of compost for other parts of your garden. Remember, a healthy lawn requires proper maintenance and care.
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