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Mulch Mowing

Throwing away grass clippings is a big waste. Grass clippings contain valuable nitrogen that naturally feeds a lawn or provides great nutrients in compost. Mulch mowing is so great, a recent survey found that over half of Casper residents already mulch mow. Make the switch.


"We mulch mow because it saves time and it's healthy for the turf"-- Dan Coryell, City of Casper Parks Superintendent

"Mulch mowing your lawn supports the eco-system of your lawn, helps conserve water, and it gives your lawn some food to eat in between mowings." Aaron Rodolph, Owner Rodolph Brothers Landscaping

How to mulch mow

You should mow your grass to 2-3” in height and only remove about 1/3 of the blade height. This may mean you will be mulch mowing every five days. Mulching is the best way to dispose of grass clippings. Mowing higher also helps protect the roots from heat, making your lawn more drought tolerant-- meaning you can water less.

Read more about mulch mowing and turf with the following links

Mulch mowing guide (hyperlink to mulch mowing guide pdf) from CSU Cooperative extension (pdf)

Turf guide from UW Cooperative extension

Eliminate Grass Clipping Collection CSU Cooperative Extension


Jeffery Hollen with Greenline Equipment explains what a mulching mower is and how to convert your current mower.

Mulching Myths Busted

Tom Heald with Wyoming Plant Company explains why mulching is better.

Donna Cuin with the Natrona County UW Extension Office explains why lawns raise and how thatch is created.

Helpful Videos

Check out these videos from the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension's show "From the Ground Up"

  1. Drought tolerant lawn
  2. Lawn Mower Maintenance
  3. Replacing a lawn mower blade
  4. Using grass clippings as mulch