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To Bag or Not to Bag the Grass Clipping in Your Yard


Whether you bag the clipping when you cut your grass, or mulch them back into your lawn, depends on how often you cut your yard. If you let the grass grow long, bagging may be the best option; but if you cut your grass more often, mulching offers some great benefits.  ...More




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To Bag or Not to Bag the Grass Clipping in Your Yard

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Whether you bag the clipping when you cut your grass, or mulch them back into your lawn, depends on how often you cut your yard.

If you let the grass grow long and cut your yard infrequently, bagging may be the best option. But if you cut your grass more often, mulching offers some great benefits, including:

  • It cuts mowing time by as much as one-third.
  • It reduces the need for fertilizer, since it gives the yard a nitrogen boost.
  • It’s good for the environment, since they’re no messy bags or clipping to deal with.

Watch this video to find out more.



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2 Comments on “To Bag or Not to Bag the Grass Clipping in Your Yard”

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  1. Gary Says:
    October 14th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Video is nice but it offers exactly the same information as the text… so no need or benefit to watch it unless you just want to watch some guy mow a nice lawn :)

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    October 14th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Gary – Thanks for your comment. Some of our web visitors are hearing impaired, and we try to give them as much of the information as we can. The text also helps when people are searching for specific information that is only included in the audio of the clip.

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To Bag or Not to Bag? That’s the question when it comes to mowing the lawn.

The answer is in your mowing habits. If you let the grass grow long and cut it infrequently, bagging may be best for you. But if you cut more often, you’ll love a mulching mower because it offers some great benefits.

Mulching cuts mowing time by as much as a third, it reduces the need for fertilizer since the clippings give the lawn a nitrogen boost, and it’s good for the environment since there are no messy bags of clippings to deal with.

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