The Meaning of Mulch: Tips for Your Yard

grass cutting Gainesville FLMulching (in regard to lawn mowing) is the practice of mowing a lawn without the bag in place, allowing the cut grass pieces to fall back onto the lawn. After being sliced up finely by the mower, these pieces of grass are able to fall to the surface of the soil, where they are broken down by microorganisms in the soil, a process which releases nutrients.

While too much mulch can stifle grass growth, the correct amount can help you grow a more beautiful lawn! The more often you cut, the finer the grass debris will be and the more effective the mulch will be at nourishing your lawn. Waiting too long will result in larger pieces of grass which can suffocate your lawn instead of feeding it.

One common strategy is to “mulch twice, bag once,” however this rule of thumb only works if you’re mowing regularly- at least once a week. Of course, you may be thinking about now “But what if I don’t want to take up precious mental real estate remembering the nuances of mulching my lawn?” That’s a perfectly valid response, and Mr. Tree and Lawn Service is here to help!

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