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Commercial Lawnmower Grass Catchers

Commercial Lawn Mower Grass Catchers

Grass Catchers FAQs

Below, we answer some of the most common questions about grass catchers. Read on to learn more. If you have any further questions, contact Bradley Mowers, and we'll assist in any way we can.

Do Stand-on Mowers Have Grass Catchers?

Typically, stand-on mowers don't have grass catchers. For people who require this feature, a conventional riding mower might be the best option. Stand-on mowers provide good visibility. Standing gives the operator a view of the mower's cutting edge, improving accuracy when trimming edges and saving time.

Lawn clippings are perfect for making compost to help plants and flowers in your garden to grow. Grass has a lot of nitrogen, which is excellent for your garden. However, your best bet is to put the clippings in the yard trash bin if they're rotten, wet, or clumpy.

Can I Let My Grass Clippings Stay On My Lawn?

Even if you choose not to gather grass clippings, we advise you to do so occasionally, especially if you want a tidy lawn. Examine how much grass you're leaving (at least 2 to 2.5 inches) and how much grass you're cutting (don't cut more than an inch at a time). Sometimes decomposition takes longer than you expect.

What Is a Mulching Blade, and Should I Use One?

Mulching blades finely cut the grass and then scatter the cuttings back onto the lawn. They can be beneficial, but the clippings sometimes clog up, especially if your grass is tall or wet. Additionally, mulching blades don't distribute grass clippings uniformly. You might have to spread your grass cuttings using a garden rake, which will take more time and leave your lawn lacking a clean appearance.

What Are the Potential Problems Using a Grass Catcher?

You may need fertilizer to maintain the health of your lawn if you use a grass catcher when mowing because you're depriving the soil of essential nutrients. Without a catcher, you can let the grass clippings fall to the ground and fertilize the soil. The clippings provide food for soil microbes, which convert organic matter into nutrients for grass and plants. Your soil and vegetation are delicate after a hard winter, so we don't advise fertilizing your lawn at the beginning of the season. 

A grass catcher is an extra part of the lawn mower that needs routine maintenance. Ripped bag or container linings, corroded or loose fasteners, and rusted or broken connection parts are examples of maintenance problems with grass catchers.

Too much long, wet grass in the catcher can strain your mower and make it overheat. Although these issues are less frequent with commercial mowers with sharpened blades, the grass can still clump and obstruct the mower's deck. 

Please feel free to call or fill out our online form with any questions or concerns you may have.