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Keep Your Lawn Happy with Grasscycling

What is Grasscycling?

Recycling your grass clippings – or “grasscycling” – means that you leave your grass clippings on top of your lawn after you mow. When done correctly, those clippings will rapidly decompose and naturally fertilize your lawn.

mowerWhy Grasscycling is Good

  • Grasscycling naturally fertilizes your lawn, because the grass clippings -and the nutrients they contain -remain on your lawn. As the clippings naturally break down, those nutrients are released back into the soil to nourish your grass. No additional fertilizer needed!
  • Grasscycling saves time, effort and possibly money. No need to collect, bag and transfer grass clippings into your yard waste cart or even transport them to a composting facility.
  • Grasscycling saves water. Grass clippings left on the lawn keep act like a protective cover to your lawn, keeping moisture in the soil and preventing sun damage.
  • Grasscycling reduces waste, because it keeps grass clippings out of the landfill.

How to Grasscycle Correctly

You can grasscycle with any mower. Push-mowers and electric mowers are better for the environment.

  1. Take the bag off of your mower. Make sure that your mower has a safety flap to cover the chute. If you are unsure check your owner’s manual.
  2. Mow your lawn when the grass is dry to prevent grass clippings from clumping.
  3. Mow frequently to keep grass clippings short so they decompose more quickly. If grass is long, mow in a circle so clippings get chopped up several times.