If you want to do what’s best for your lawn;
If you want to want save money and reduce waste;
grasscycling is the way to grow!
Please don’t fill our landfill with grass clippings!
Grasscycling means leaving your grass clippings on your lawn so that valuable nutrients are returned to the soil. By allowing grass clippings to remain on your lawn, you will add organic matter, which encourages earthworms and soil organisms, and increase the lawn’s resistance to drought, disease, insects and pests.
Save money, time and energy…No more bagging, raking or unnecessary fertilizing.
Grass cycle to help the environment…Landfill space is becoming more and more scarce. Help divert grass clippings and have a healthier lawn, too!
A tip to remember…Let your grass grow 3″, then cut 1″ off the top. This is the key to successful grasscycling!
You can always compost you clippings…Composting is another way to recycle most of your grass clippings. To avoid odours, be sure to add leaves or wood chips when composting grass clippings.
Six Great Reasons to Grasscycle
- Saves time and money.
- Returns nutrients to the soil.
- Saves valuable landfill space.
- Can be done with any lawnmower.
- Builds a healthy lawn, and healthy soil, naturally.
- It’s the right thing to do for the environment.
- On average, a mulching mower cuts a blade of grass 3 or 4 times, leaving behind finely-chopped clippings that decompose in a few days.
- You don’t necessarily need a mulching blade or a mulching mower to grasscycle,although the clippings will be shorter with the mulching feature. If you want to buy a muching blade, check your local hardware store and convert your old mower.
- Because grass is composed of 85-90% water it decays quickly. Leaving clippings on the lawn also saves water because the clippings act like a mulch, shading the soil from the sun and reducing moisture loss from evaporation.
Three Grasscycling Myths
Grass clippings cause thatch.
Thatch, the layer of partially decayed material that accumulates just above the soil surface, is composed of dead and liviing root stems. Grass clippings do not contribute to thatch.
Clippings aren’t beneficial to a healthly lawn.
Grass decomposes quickly, returning valuable nutrients back to the soil. Infact, leaving clippings on the lawn naturally fertilizes and strengthens it, by adding organic matter making the turf more resistant to disease. You end up with a healthier lawn.
Grasscycling is time-consuming.
By leaving your clippings on the lawn, you save time: time emptying your mower bag or time raking clippings. You can cut your mowing and lawn care time by as much as 40% by not bagging your grass.