Mulching Mower

Exactly what is a mulching blade and what is the difference between that and a regular lawn-mower blade?

I accidentally bought one while looking for a replacement for my bent lawnmower blade. It is a universal kit, so it seems like it would fit on okay. But, some people are telling me that it isn't as good as a regular blade and is generally used by farmers etc. Would this blade be better than my old blade? Be able to cut high grass etc.? Can I basically do everything I wanted to do with it or should I just go buy a new one? I understand that mulching cuts down on waste somehow, and is good for the soil. This seems a good thing, but I don't want to sacrifice anything in the process.

Mulching blades basically chop up the grass into really small pieces so that raking is not necessary.

In terms of how well it cuts your grass or it's ability to be a good replacement for your old blade, it should work great, plus you get the benefit of not having to rake if your mower doesn't have a bag. If your mower does have a bag and you have the option of not using it, you might try it without the bag just to save you the hassle of not having to empty it.

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