What is Grass-cycling?
Grass-cycling is recycling grass clippings by leaving them on your lawn instead of raking them up for disposal. By grass-cycling, you can:
- Cut down on mowing time
- Spend less money
- Reduce waste
- Use less fertilizer
- Use less water
Any mower can recycle grass clippings. Just remove the grass catcher. Mulching mowers produce finer clippings.
- Never cut off more than 1/3 of the grass blade in one mowing. Keep grass mowed to 2" in early spring. Gradually raise the mower's cutting height to 3"-4" by summer then gradually lower it to 2" by fall.
- Mow when the grass is dry.
- Keep your mower blade sharp. Dull mowers tear the grass blade; this injury gives the turf a brownish cast.
- Mow over the clippings a second time if the grass gets too high. This will further shred the clippings.
- To prevent excess growth between clippings, raise the mower height, mow, then gradually lower it over several mowings. This will also reduce shock to the plants from cutting too much at once.
Start grass-cycling now
It's simple. Just leave the grass clippings on the lawn to decompose. The clippings are a natural organic fertilizer. Your lawn can stay healthier because each time you mow, you return valuable nutrients and moisture to the soil.
To learn more about recycling your grass clippings, please call 215-686-5560 or email us.