A long-term test carried out by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna on behalf of VIKING provided the proof. A 1,000 m² area of lawn was cut using a standard mower over a four-year period and the cuttings disposed of elsewhere. Quantities of mineral fertilizer were applied (2). At the same time, another lawn the same size was tended with a VIKING mulching mower and the grass cuttings always left in situ (1).
- Consistently denser turf and lusher green with 21 mulch mows per year throughout the growing season
- Four times more effective than mineral fertilization on the control area
- The recycled nutrients correspond to exactly the optimum requirements in terms of both quantity and proportions
Good for the environment
Organic nitrogen binding in the mulch material prevents leaching. The nutrients are released slowly, sustainably and evenly. And considerable quantities of fertilizer are saved – that's good for the environment as well as for the wallet.
Mulch mowing promotes grass growth and that reduces the amount of thatch. A lawn that's well supplied with nutrients prevents weeds and moss. The original species composition is preserved. On the fertilized area, on the other hand, significant species shift had taken place after four years, allowing the proportion of thatch to increase faster.