There are always so many options to choose from when it comes to lawn care. One choice to make is whether to mow with a mulching blade on your lawn mower or use a high lift blade.
What do they do?
High lift blades are a curved blade which almost acts as a propeller. It allows the lawn clippings to lift right up away from your lawn and your catcher will collect, removing all your clippings.
Mulching blades on the other hand do not "high lift". The lawn clippings get churned in the blades multiple times which then "mulches" the clippings, dropping these finer clippings back onto your lawn.
What should I use?
If you mow regularly, using a mulching blade will not leave clumps of grass. It'll also allow nutrients to go back into the soil. This in turn acts as a natural fertilizer assisting your lawn to be healthy.
If you mow less frequent, perhaps it may be better using a high lift blade. Reason being, is because mowing with a mulching blade will clump up a lot of lawn clippings on your grass, which doesn't look great.