Where are Your Clippings Chuting???
BEFORE you start to mow your turf, you will need to decide what you want to do with your grass clippings, which you have two options;
- bag the clippings with a bagger/catcher
- leave the grass clippings on the lawn to aid in lawn health.
If you are going to leave the grass clippings on the lawn, think about the direction of the chute BEFORE you begin mowing. The chute, usually on the side of every mower, directs the debris that escapes the mower. Chutes are angled so the debris doesn't fly up and out into oncoming traffic or even the road. If your mower is without a chute, mow in a direction where the chute doesn't face the road. Thinking this through BEFORE you mow, you can save yourself some time and expense in clean-up and repairs!
The above is true for blowers as well. Do not blow debris into the street. Blow debris into piles and then pick them up and dispose of the debris. NO driver, motorcyclist, or bicyclist enjoys riding through a blower storm of debris.
Be RESPONSIBLE and watch where your debris is landing.
**in some counties/cities it is against the law to leave yard debris on the road because it flows into storm sewers and creates a clog