In this article, we’re going to tell you what to do with grass clippings after mowing your lawn.
What do you do with grass clippings when you are done mowing your lawn? Burn them or toss them into the trash can? Is it Ok to leave grass clippings on the lawn?
These are probably some of the questions running through the heads of a few people.
We’ll do our best to answer as many as we can.
Is it OK to leave grass clippings on the lawn?
Let’s imagine two scenarios.
- The lawn was grown well enough before you mowed it.
- If the grass was low when you mowed it.
Scenario 1: If the lawn was grown too high before the mowing, then leaving the grass clippings on the lawn can pose a problem.
This can hinder the growth of the lawn especially if the grass clippings stick together. Sticking together can be caused by rain or when you are watering your lawn with your sprinkler. In this case, it is advisable to remove the grass clippings.
Scenario 2: If the grass isn’t grown too high, then you can leave it on the lawn. However, there’s something important you should do.
Stand afar off – 2 to 4 houses away from your own – and look at your lawn. If the grass clippings make the lawn look scrawny, then you need to remove some if not all of it.
It is important to know that by leaving grass clippings on the lawn, you are returning quite a handful of things into the lawn.
Jessy K of GreenActionCenter shares the same view. In fact, Jessy is of the opinion that leaving the grass clippings on your lawn adds moisture and nutrients.
These are two important things needed for the growth of your lawn.
Now here’s the answer to the question we asked at the beginning of the article.
What to Do With Grass Clippings After Mowing…
You can do any of the following things.
- Leave the grass clippings on your lawn (if they are small).
- Bag the grass clippings. You can see our review of the best lawn mowers and buy a mower with the ability to bag
- Use the grass clippings for mulch. Do this if you haven’t applied any chemicals on the grass.
- You can gather the grass clippings for composting using a good rake and garden wheelbarrow. Use a good composter and add some biodegradable kitchen waste but don’t add anything like meat. Make sure to turn and moisten the compost from time to time. Use it in your garden beds or farm as the case may be.
- Gather the grass clippings and use it to make liquid fertilizer which can be sprayed back on your lawn. Personally, this is the best way to get rid of grass clippings. Simply put them on the lawn as fertilizer.
If you intend to make liquid fertilizer from your grass clippings, you should see this step by step tutorial from WikiHow
What do you do with your grass clippings when you’re done mowing your lawn? Share with us in the comment section below.