Mowing your lawn in Texas is crucial to keeping it manicured and promoting optimal growth. However, it begs the question: should you mulch or bag your grass clippings afterward? While mulching means going over them again with specialized equipment to cut them down before leaving them on your lawn to decompose, bagging involves gathering and removing them. The best thing to do is to mulch them, as they'll return nutrients to your soil as they break down and serve as a natural fertilizer. Not only that, but it's also less effort to leave them rather than going over your turf again to collect them!

What's the difference between mulching and bagging your grass clippings?

After mowing your lawn, there are two things you can do with the grass clippings: mulch or bag them. Mulching means going over them again with specialized blades to cut them down further before leaving them on your turf, where they'll decompose. Since grass clippings mainly consist of water and are mulched into even smaller pieces, they don't take long to break down. On the other hand, bagging involves gathering and removing them after you mow your lawn. When deciding whether you should do one or the other, the best option is to mulch them.

Mulching Your Grass Clippings Will Return Nutrients to Your Soil as They Decompose

A homeowner in White Settlement, TX mowing their lawn.

The grass clippings left behind after mowing your lawn are full of vital nutrients it needs, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. So, mulching them will return that nourishment to your soil as they decompose. They are so rich that they serve as a natural fertilizer, thus reducing the need for as many chemical treatments. As a result, they will promote its vibrant green color, encourage healthy growth and robust root development, and build up its resistance to stressors like insects and diseases. While bagging the grass clippings will initially make your lawn look neater, doing this will take those much-needed nutrients away, and the last thing you want to do is inhibit it from receiving them anywhere it can.

Mulching your grass clippings will help bolster your lawn's ability to retain moisture, which is especially beneficial during periods of drought!

Mulching Your Grass Clippings Is Less Effort Than Bagging Them

Another benefit of mulching your grass clippings rather than bagging them is that it is less effort on your part! All it takes is going over them again to mulch them down, and that's it. Meanwhile, bagging them requires you to go across your lawn to collect and dispose of them; this can take more time and energy than it's worth. If that's not enough, mulching them is more environmentally friendly, as it means less waste going to landfills, so you're saving both the effort and the planet!

Call us to sign up for our lawn mowing service today and keep your grass pristine!

If you want to keep your grass pristine by having pros cut it, you've come to the right place! At Buffalo Outdoor, we'll mow your lawn weekly from April until October, bi-weekly in November, monthly from December until February, and bi-weekly again in March. Our team will also string-trim, edge, and blow debris off any hard surfaces to keep your property neat and manicured! But wait, that's not all - we'll mulch the grass clippings afterward so your turf reaps all their benefits and stays at its best all year long.

We proudly offer our professional lawn mowing service to residential and commercial property owners in Keller, TX, and throughout the surrounding areas, such as Aledo and Saginaw. Call us at (817) 349-0580 to sign up today!