What is grass-cycling? Grass-cycling is the practice of recycling your lawn’s grass clippings by leaving them on your lawn instead of raking or bagging them for disposal. The shredded clippings then decompose and return moisture and nutrients to the lawn. By simply leaving the clippings on your lawn you can: reduce mowing time; save money; and reduce waste. You don’t need a special lawn mower to do grass-cycling. Just remove the grass catcher from your mower and you’re ready to grass-cycle.
Just keep in mind the following tips: · Never cut more than 1/3 of the grass height in a single mowing, otherwise, you’ll end up with messy clumps of grass clippings on the lawn. Adjust you mower blade height to approximately 3”—4” for summer mowing. The height may be lowered to about 2” for spring and fall mowing. Keeping your grass height higher also has the effect of shading out weeds in the lawn. · Mow when the grass is dry. This will help avoid clumps of grass being left on the lawn. · NOTE: If you do have a wet or taller growing patch of lawn and your mower leaves grass clumps behind, mow over the clippings a second time to further shred them. · Keep your mower blade sharp. A dull blade will tear the grass blades and leave ragged edges that will appear brownish. JUST THINK: A typical 40-foot by 100-foot lawn (4,000 square feet) produces about 1,200 pounds – nearly 50 bags – of grass clippings each year!!! Think of the time, money, and effort it takes to bag all those clippings. Why go through all that hassle when it’s not necessary? Start grass-cycling now.