Bagging versus Mulching

What is better for a lawn, bagging or mulching after mowing? The options depend on your level of commitment! How much time you have to invest in your lawn determines the choice.

In order to have a weed free, beautiful, dark green lawnconsider these three things:

1. Mowing

Proper mowing can make all the difference in the look of a lawn and set it apart from the rest. During this time of year (from May through August) you need to mow at least once a week. 

Because grass is growing at a super fast rate right now, there can be times you need to mow every five days! Mow with the blade set at the correct height for maximum effectiveness (click on previous blog for info on blade height.)

2. Bag or mulch?


If you can’t commit to mowing at least once a week, bag it! Piled up clippings left on a lawn all summer during this rapid growing season, will cause a weed problem in the form of thatch.

“Bagging your clippings” doesn’t mean putting them in big piles of garbage at the curb. The most responsible way of disposing of clippings is to return them to compost. 


Mulching grass clippings means returning the them to the lawn. These mulched clippings provide great benefits to your lawn. The mulched clippings help retain moisture and nutrients. This decision means that you have committed to the frequent mowing program!

3. Weed control

Weed control is important and the third element of the “bagging or mulching” question. To have that beautiful, dark green lawn you must have a healthy lawn. Weed free lawns will continue to prosper. 


  • Mulching is good for your lawn
  • You need a good machine
  •  Set the right blade height on your mower
  • Mow every 5-7 days
  • Bagging is not bad for your lawn if you can’t commit to mowing frequently
  • Weed control is essential 

If you still can’t decide between bagging or mulching, you can always ask our lawn techs at Lawn and Pest Solutions for help. We help people from the Memphis, Tennessee area and all over North Mississippi with weed control. Our licensed professionals can help you nurture your lawn into the one you have been dreaming of. Contact our office here for more info today!

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