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How often should I use the mulching blade in my mower? Is every time I mow OK?

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Mulching blades may be used every time you mow as long as the lawn is not allowed to get too long between mowings. In the spring, when the grass is rapidly growing, you will need to mow more frequently or bag or rake the clippings. When the grass becomes high or you try to cut off too much at one time, the mulch blade cannot do its job. Later in the summer when it is hot and the grass slows down, it is not a problem.

Posted on 12 Apr 2001

Rick Heflebower
Horticulture Agent, Washington County

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