The RM2RT is a fantastic addition STIHL petrol lawnmower range. It gives efficient and effective mulching means that the grass which has been cut is very finely chopped and shredded within the mower and then dropped back down, and then acts as a nutrient source for the lawn. With a cutting width of 46cm, it is the perfect machine for cutting and mulching small to medium sized lawns up to around 1500m². It offers a range of features from soft grip handles for optimum comfort, single speed front wheel drive, cutting height adjustment at each axle and folding handlebars for convenient storage. The housing of the mower is made from robust metal and is built to last. At Briants we can also supply a range of lawn mower oil, spare parts for Stihl, Hayter, Honda and other makes of lawn mowers and garden machinery.
What does Mulching the Lawn Mean?
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of mulching it may seem a little strange at first. Why would you want to put your grass clipping back onto the lawn rather than get rid of them? The truth is correctly mulching the lawn using a mower like the Stihl RM2RT is actually beneficial to the heath of the lawn. If you were to simply take a normal Grass box full of grass clippings and spread them all over your fresh cut lawn, then this would not be beneficial, probably quite the opposite infact. Correct lawn mulching involves the clipping being shredded up very fine and then evenly distributed back down onto the lawn.
What are the Benefits of Mulching a Lawn?
Is it said that using the grass clippings to mulch the lawn can account for up to one pound of a lawns required nitrogen intake for a year. Generally speaking the average lawn needs around four pounds of nitrogen to stay in tip top condition. As well as saving time emptying the grass box, it will actually save money on fertilizer over the course of a year by cutting down on the amount of lawn feed required. Microbial activity will breakdown the body of the tiny grass clippings and recycle the nutrients they contain back into the lawn.
Does Mulching Cause Thatch in the Lawn?
No. The grass clippings actually consist mostly of water and because they are so finely cut when using a mulching mower the tiny segments are regenerated very quickly by worms, bacteria and other activity to give maximum benefit to the lawn. If there is an existing thatch problem in the lawn then the benefits of mulching won’t be there in the same way. But mulching will not cause thatch build up, when the lawn is mown regularly and with a proper mulching mower.