The Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog 12 Amp 19-Inch is an electric mulching mower with rear bag. The MM in the MM875 designation stands for mulching mower. While the phrase is self-explanatory, here is a little more information on what a mulching mower does. It dices the grass clippings very finely so that they can just be left on the newly cut grass as mulch. This creates a self-fertilizing lawn while protecting the freshly cut grass from being smothered by regular grass clippings.
To be accurate, grass clippings really don’t smother the newly cut lawn but they can cause a messy look for a day or two, especially if the grass was quite long before it was cut. Also, the long grass clippings do flatten the new lawn until they begin to turn into compost. The Black & Decker MM875 is the ideal solution. Grass clippings are the perfect compost and rather than rake up and toss out this perfect lawn nutrient, the Black Decker MM875 refines the process.
The MM875 also comes with a rear bag so the mulching is optional. You can simply catch the clippings in the rear bag and either dispose of them or use them in other areas, such as gardens, for mulch. The ability to choose when and where to use the mulching benefit of this lawn mower makes it a great choice for a healthy lawn and garden area.
If you read a MM875 review, you will notice a couple of things that you need to bear in mind. One is that the mower does not work well on really long grass and thick weeds. This means that you should keep your lawn well-mowed or it could choke on grass long enough to look like a hay field.
There are a couple of plus-minus factors as well, depending on how you view the situation. The Black & Decker MM875 is electric and this is very good for those who don’t want the exercise involved in using a push mower. That is the plus factor. The minus factor is that the mower has to be plugged in. Even though the cord is 100 feet long, this can restrict the usage on a large property unless there are outlets in places that allow you to reach the entire yard.
The MM875 costs less than $250, has a cutting path of 19 inches, and height adjustment ranging from 1.25 inches to 3.5 inches. It is environmentally sound, does not smell, and ideal for small properties.