bagging vs mulching

Bagging vs. Mulching: What’s the Difference?

June 20, 2016

When doing work on the yard, the end goal is clear: a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing lawn. However, many homeowners are faced with the bagging vs. mulching conundrum when it comes to determining what to do with the clippings that have been cut by the mower.

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At the simplest level, bagging is the process of collecting clippings within a bagging system and then disposing them in an appropriate location (compost bin, container, etc.). On the other hand, mulching is the term used to define the process of cutting grass and leaving the clippings behind in the yard, where they will decompose as time passes.