What Do You Do with Grass Clippings?

grass clippings smaller 1For many years, property owners in search of more manicured lawns have been bagging lawn clippings and putting them on the curb for pick up. This process has become such the “norm” that property owners cannot see the forest for the trees.

What would happen if you started leaving those grass clippings on the turf after you mowed? Leaving grass clippings helps your turf, your wallet, your time, and the environment. This process is called Grasscycling
Grasscycling allows the clippings to return a large quantity of nutrients to the turf making the clippings too valuable to throw away. One study found that lawns where clippings were removed needed up to 35% more nitrogen to maintain the same level of green color as lawns that performed grasscycling. Did you know that grass clippings left on the turf can cover up to 25% of your lawn’s fertilizer needs?

Regular mowing is necessary to make this process work. If you mow often enough, the clippings quickly disappear into the lawn. You may end up mowing the lawn a few more times each season, but you will eliminate time handling and bagging clippings

You will have an instant impact on your local landfill problem by grasscycling. Grass clippings and other yard waste are filling up landfill space so finding alternate ways of disposing of yard waste is an important way to help the environment.

Grasscycling is a “no brainer” for property owners. Don’t you want to save your time, your money, feed your lawn, and aid in the nation’s landfill problems?

Grasscycling Tips:

  1. When something prevents you from mowing and grass grows excessively long, do not grasscycle.
  2. Do not recycle clippings when the lawn has been treated with pre-emergent herbicides
  3. Grasscycling does not cause thatch or spread diseases.
  4. Grass clippings are roughly 75-80% eater and decompose quickly.

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