When it comes to lawn care there are different perspectives on the best way to go about it. The problem with lawn mowing is it is all very subjective. Almost everyone likes their lawn mowed a little differently. One of the most common debates is whether it is better to mulch mow or use a catcher. So with all the different perspectives what’s our default method?
We prefer to mulch. But, here’s why:
- The soil loves it. Mulching finely chops up the grass clippings and puts it back into the ground. This adds nutrients to the soil which helps green up your lawn over time.
- It’s a lot cheaper. Tipping costs at the council tip are measured by weight. Grass clippings weight a lot and so therefore cost more. This increases the quoted price of a lawn.
- It’s better for the environment. Tipping grass clippings means more transport on the roads back and forth to the tip.
But, won’t my lawn look messy if I have it mulched? The end result of a mulch mowed lawn and a catcher lawn should be minimal on appearances. The trick is to have your lawn mowed regularly. Most Auckland lawns are best suited to 2 weekly mows. Although depending on your lawn we can sometimes do either 1 or 3 weekly mows if you prefer. With regular mows this trims the grass into the same height each time making for a thick green lawn.
The other trick is not to mow too short. New Zealanders are notorious for mowing their lawns too short. This means the sun just scorches it and any slightly uneven terrain is prone to scarfing by the lawn mower.
So that’s our advice, but in saying all that if your preference is for something else we try our best accommodate your wishes. There’s just no accounting for personal taste, so let us know if you have a preference and we can mow your lawn your way.