If you’re looking to enhance your lawn care practices, there are several different routes you can take, one of which being mulch mowing. There are several benefits associated with mulch mowing, whether you want to see a greener lawn or simply get more out of your John Deere equipment.
Mulching vs. Bagging
There are several differences between mulching and bagging, all of which you’ll want to consider for the sake of your lawn’s health.
When you choose to bag your clippings, you are removing potentially diseased grass and weed seeds from your yard. This means you are eliminating the chances of disease and weeds from spreading, ultimately benefiting your lawn. In addition, you can place your clippings in a compost area, resulting in nutrient-rich compost that can be used in the future.
When you choose to mulch your lawn, you are leaving clippings behind, giving your grass access to essential nutrients. By going with this option, there is a strong chance that you can cut down on watering and fertilizing on a regular basis. You can also eliminate the need to utilize a bagging system, ultimately saving time and effort at the end of the day.
Opting for Mulch Mowing
If you choose to go with mulch mowing for your lawn, you’ll begin to reap the benefits immediately. In addition to giving your grass access to some much-needed nutrients, you’ll also be helping the soil. This is because clippings return carbon to the soil, thereby helping to build organic matter.
Better soil quality ultimately means you can spend less time on watering your lawn, as the soil can retain more moisture over time. You can also worry less about fertilizer, as the ground will become less dependent on synthetic products with the consistent use of mulch.
John Deere MulchControl™ Benefits
John Deere MulchControl is the perfect solution if you’re interested in mulching to enhance the overall health and appearance of your lawn. All MulchControl kits from Deere include blades for the best possible mulching results. The system works seamlessly with both wet and dry grass and comes with a side-discharge mode for added convenience. Activating MulchControl mode is also as easy as pressing a button, meaning you don’t need to worry about making time-consuming adjustments during the lawn care process.
If you have any questions about John Deere MulchControl kits or other lawn care equipment, you can contact your local John Deere dealer.