Grass leaves consist of around 70%-85% water. So it makes sense to put that water back into the lawn rather than bagging it and throwing it in a land fill.
Grass clippings also contain:
- around 4% Nitrogen
- around 1.5% Phosphorus
- around 3% Potassium
- small amounts of other trace elements
This is the same make up as most common lawn fertilizers. So regular mulching, in effect is like keeping your lawn well fed and watered. Regularly mulched lawns still benefit from using fertilizers. But they don’t need it as often. This saves you time and money!
Lawns that are mulched regularly tend to withstand the extremes of our Western Sydney conditions much better than those that are not mulched.
Mulching helps to prevent browning due to frosts in winter. It also helps to retain vital moisture in the lawn in the heat of summer.
Lawn clippings when caught, bagged and dumped in large quantities take a long time to decompose. Another major benefit of mulching is that it keeps tonnes of lawn clippings from being dumped into landfill each year. So mulching is also beneficial for the environment.