Mulching Lawnmowers such as Stiga, recycle grass clippings by finely cutting and re-cutting the grass, concealing the cuttings within the standing grass to wilt and decompose, thereby feeding the soil.
Recycling or mulching the grass in this way also saves time as there’s no more stopping to empty the grass collector – no more bagging up clippings and taking them to the tip, or having unsightly piles of rotting grass around your garden either.
Unlike conventional mowers which collect grass clippings, new style mulching lawnmowers operate a system which recycles the clippings as you mow. Mulching lawnmowers chop the grass clippings into fine particles then push the particles right down into the turf out of sight. There are no grass bags or collectors to empty – no trips to the compost heap or tip. The result is a perfect lawn finish that’s 30% quicker to mow.
According to research, a lawn of ½ acre can generate as much as 4½ tons of grass cuttings in a year. Without recycling this is an incredible waste of resources. Collecting this grass is also a waste of time and effort when there is an alternative.
Using a mulching mower recycles grass clippings in a way that actually feeds the soil. As the clippings decompose nutrients and fertilisers are returned to the soil. You can cut the grass and fertilise at the same time.
When grass clippings decompose, they return valuable nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil. Lawn mulching improves the texture and content of the soil, thus reducing disease and thatch and resulting in a fuller, healthier looking lawn.
With some mulching mowers you can mow closer to edges leaving less to trim.