side discharge chute vs mulching insert vs bagging?

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I just order the EGO 21 inch self propelled mower and am new at mowing the lawn and was wondering what is the difference with the grass when using the mulch insert or side discharge or bagging and when should I use each? 
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Mulching is the most popular and most convenient option. It leaves the grass shredded in small pieces that return to the lawn and become nutrients.

Side discharge is less popular as it can leave longer clippings that don't fall into the lawn and dry out, and are visible. Quite often raking is required.

Bagging can be done if mulching isn't working well for your particular lawn. Requires disposal of the clippings.
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So what is the point of side discharge why would people even side discharge?
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I have never understood that. It takes less power and taller grass can be cut I guess.
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Right - you use it when you have been lazy for too long :)
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Use that on grass that has gotten way to high. 
In that case it's too thick for mulching and fills or clogs the bag almost immediately.
 
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I would say use the Mulching insert until you get unacceptable results i.e. clumps of grass because your grass is too long and thick. 

I have used my mulch insert since I got the mower without issue.  I got the mower midseason, so we will see if spring causes a change.  Hopefully not, I am happy to look at the bag and side shoot and never use them.
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Thanks everyone that's helps me a lot
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Any time, Brock!

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