Lawn Mowers

Grass Catchers for Lawnmowers

Grass Catchers for LawnmowersMany lawn mowers come equipped with a grass catcher as well as mulch capability and the ability to spread the grass clippings across the lawn. Personally I do not like grass catchers for lawnmowers for the simple reason that they are heavy, you have to dispose of the clippings in some manner and you have to stop to empty the bag often making the job of cutting the grass a longer job. I used grass catchers for lawnmowers for over 30 years and recently switched to a mulching lawn mower when the old machine finally quit. For me, it was the best decision that I have made in a while when it comes to maintaining my lawn. Here are some of the reasons, which you can use for yourself to decide which approach to take.

Grass Catchers for Lawnmowers

  • A full bag is heavy and sometimes difficult to empty
  • A full bag makes it harder to push the lawnmower
  • It takes longer to cut the grass since you have to stop to empty the bag
  • Disposing of the clippings in the garbage is another time-consuming task
  • The lawn clippings contain valuable nutrients which could go back to the lawn
  • Mulching the lawn clippings means you do not stop to empty bags
  • Cutting the lawn more often is an issue, but is easier to accomplish in less time
  • No messy rotting clippings to clean up when the garbage bag breaks
  • No smelly rotting clippings sitting around

I used a mulching self propelled lawn mower for two years. I sometimes wonder why it took me so long to convert to a lawnmower without a grass catcher. It is easy to cut the lawn, I can do it quickly and there is no mess to clean up after. My garbage output is also much less as well which is a positive contribution to the environment.


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