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To mulch my grass clippings, do I have to use the side discharge or can I simply remove the bag and insert the rear plug?

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Insert the rear plug if mulching is desired. The key to mulching is to mow the lawn frequently.You want to keep the mower deck height high enough to cut the grass and allow the mulching blades to work, but just low enough to actually cut the grass in a smooth uniform height. To low of a cut setting will clog the mower and create a mess. 2 times a week is a good frequency to start with.

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Toro mowers are one of the finest homeowner mowers, they come with a mulch blade and if its not worn out just take the rear bag off and plug it, use the side discharge and you should be ,"good to go".
If the blade needs replacement be sure to buy one from your local Toro dealer, there you will recieve the mulching factory blade made specifically for your machine.
Happy Mowing!!

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