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Rookie question about bagging or mulching

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I am just curious about whether I should bag or mulch. Are there signs that may point me into the fact that I should do one or the other?

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Ideally that would depend on how long your grass is.

If your only cutting off 1 1/2" then mulching would be fine, but if you wait too long to cut then mulching will leave clumps in the grass and bagging would be the better option.

Results are what your after, not just a certain method.

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ideally you would mulch. leaving the clippings on the lawn is free fertilizer.

Unless you're cutting a significant length or you have a thick thatch layer I would always mulch. You will mow faster (no stops to dump) and you won't have to keep a grass clipping pile.

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Thanks guys...

as I read more I think I will mulch, and just cut it more frequently at a longer length.

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