Mowing is one of the most important cultural practices performed in lawn maintenance regardless of whether the lawn is fertilized, irrigated, or receives applications of control products. Proper mowing practices are essential if a high-quality lawn is to be developed. A mowed lawn within standards will have fewer weed populations, better moisture, stress tolerance, and ultimately, a better lawn...
Besides, a properly mowed lawn will have a tremendous effect on the appearance of the property. The mowing height is an important factor to consider. For the best appearance, the turf should be maintained at a consistent height.
Grass cycling is the natural way to recycle grass-clippings by leaving them on the lawn when mowing. It is a simple and effective way to help conserve landfill capacity while benefiting from getting a greener and healthier lawn
Grass cycling does not spread lawn diseases, and does not cause thatch build-up in the lawn
The USDA Research Center in Beltsville Maryland:
A previous study at the USDA research station in Beltsville Maryland, showed that thatch is composed primarily of grass roots, not clippings. Clippings left on the lawn decay quickly and release valuable nutrients back to the lawn. It has been proven that it is an effective method for turf management... It also provides an important opportunity for everyone to participate in curbside waste management while saving $ by reducing lawn mowing labor cost.