The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Mulching mowers


By Babsal

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom Gb

Like to know the pros and cons of mulching mowers as a dealer has suggested we buy one for our rather large lawn which is awkward for a ride on mower. Any advise would be appreciated.



Mulching mowers do not pick up the mowings, they cause thatch and you take the grass into the house on your feet. In hot weather you will have brown hay on top. Buy a Hayter 56 and have plenty of mowings to mulch or compost.

20 Apr, 2009


Yes certainly agree with Doctorbob not used a lawnmower but used a ride - on with this facility that claimed to fire back the clippings into the grass as it was cut ..with short dry grass it gave an acceptable finish but with anything else it left large clumps .If you are able to cut the grass regularly and guarantee the right weather they probably work fine.

The ideal one you would be able to switch between mulching and collecting as our weather so variable .. I believe there are models available that do both .If you search mowers that mulch and collect it will give you some idea of price ranges.

20 Apr, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Then I put down some black mulch to make the pathway stand out
  • half way through mulching the woodland bed
  • garden 2008
  • Seeds On Bark Mulch


Related questions

Not found an answer?