Why mulch?

If you mulch your grass, you automatically apply circular grass management. The grass cuttings serve as nutrition for the soil life. The life in the soil converts this organic material into nutrition for the sward. This has many different benefits. However, it only works if the grass clippings are not too large. We will list the most important benefits for you:

You use less organic fertiliser, and no artificial fertiliser

The mulch, or grass cuttings, is rich in nutrients! The organic material converted by the soil life is a perfect natural fertiliser for your lawn. This means that you don't need to use as much fertiliser. If you do want to fertilise, preferably use an organic fertiliser. This activates the soil life even more, which stimulates the conversion of grass cuttings. Salts from traditional fertilisers can negatively affect soil life. Organic fertilisers contain less salts than traditional fertilisers. This is good for the environment. Please note: fast-growing grasses often need a lot of fertiliser, but slow-growing grasses can get by with much less nutrition and are therefore better suited to circular grass management.

You save time

If you apply circular grass management, grass clippings no longer need to be collected and disposed of after mulching. Nor do you need to rake and collect grass clippings. This saves a lot of time!

“Mulching is easier if you are managing large stretches of lawn. If you have to catch it, you have to empty your collection box regularly. This is extra work and takes more time. Therefore, for me personally, the main benefit of mulching is that it saves time.” Marc de Haas – Gardener at BT Hoveniers (NL)

For me personally, the main benefit of mulching is that it saves time.

Marc de Haas
Gardener at BT Hoveniers (NL)

Your lawn can withstand drought better

The organic matter produced by mulching retains the moisture in the soil during summer. This creates a temperature and moisture buffer and the plants are protected against heat, which, in turn, protects the lawn from drying out. As a result, there is less need for watering. If the sward produces too much biomass (clippings), it can also negatively affect the sward! Make sure the grass cuttings are sufficiently small. Slow-growing plants make this easier.

 

Your lawn will be healthier

According to a study by Prof. Dr. Karl-Ernst Schönthaler of the Vienna University of Soil Culture, a mulched lawn looks more vital, has a denser sward and the grass is a more beautiful green. In addition, this research demonstrated that soil organisms in the soil under mulched grass are 40 percent more active. This allows the soil to breathe better. Moreover, the added nutrients strengthen the lawn, giving weeds and moss less chance to grow.

The perfect grass for mulching

Please note that mulching grass is not always possible. If the grass is wet or too high, you cannot mulch your lawn. Excessively large grass clippings lead to suffocation and mould, which in turn make the sward less healthy. But with the right grass, the latter is not a problem: Mow Saver has been specially developed and is the perfect solution for mulching and robotic mowers. Mow Saver grass plants establish quickly, have a low growth point and, as a result, low biomass production. This reduces the need for mowing and makes Mow Saver ideally suited for mulching. You are much less likely to leave mowing too late. In addition, you don't need to use as much fertiliser because Mow Saver plants can get by with less nutrition. Most importantly, Mow Saver produces a beautiful sward to look at: very strong and graceful!

 

Click here to learn more about the perfect grass for mulching.

 

Mulching your own grass

Have you become enthusiastic and do you want to mulch your grass?

 

Take a look at the step-by-step plan here and get started!

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