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Lawn clipping should be left on the grass after mowing

Posted by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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Nitrogen,phosphorus, and potassium in lawn clipping feed the new grass, so less fertilizer is needed. Rather than dumping old clippings in the trash, leaving lawn clippings on the grass cuts down the amount of waste added to landfills

by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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2and2onway
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:31 AM

My husband hates to rake so we already do this lol

Livinwith3boys
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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Depends, if there is too much clipping..then it will kill the grass underneath...depends on how long it's been since the lawn has been cut...Also, why would lawn clippings cut down on waste added to a landfill??

mamivon2
by Sandra on May. 7, 2012 at 6:33 AM

Dont ask me.. I just copied that from a book

Quoting Livinwith3boys:

Depends, if there is too much clipping..then it will kill the grass underneath...depends on how long it's been since the lawn has been cut...Also, why would lawn clippings cut down on waste added to a landfill??


PookaboosMom
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:35 AM
We always leave ours lol. Our grass is kinda sparse though
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amy7243
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:35 AM
Good to know.
mrswillie
by CeeCee on May. 7, 2012 at 7:18 AM

We always just leave it

Noni2319
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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Our lawn mower has a mulching feature or something so we do this and you can't tell.
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quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 7:28 AM
Its against some HOA regulations. A lot of people can't do that without getting a fine.
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ekralevich
by on May. 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM

I've known this for years.  Why is this a new idea for everyone else?

ekralevich
by on May. 7, 2012 at 7:32 AM

This.  If you do need have clumps, you can rake them out or add them to a compost pile for your garden.  You can even add fresh lawn clipping to the garden without having to compost it. Just be careful that your weeds and lawn are not seeding or you will have it in your garden.

Quoting Livinwith3boys:

Depends, if there is too much clipping..then it will kill the grass underneath...depends on how long it's been since the lawn has been cut...Also, why would lawn clippings cut down on waste added to a landfill??


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