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Benefits of Grass Clippings on your Lawn After you Mow

Not sure what to do with your grass clippings when you mow your lawn? Leave them! Read our professional guide to find out why.

If you’ve mowed more than a few lawns in your lifetime, chances are you’ve had to deal with bagging grass clippings. For years, bagging has been used by many homeowners to keep their lawns free of clippings. As many of us know too well, bagging also tacks on extra minutes and effort to any lawn care routine. If you, like many lawn mowers around the world, loathe bagging your lawn clippings, we have good news for you. You no longer need to bag your lawn clippings. In fact, you shouldn’t bag your lawn clippings. Why? It’s healthier for your lawn if you don’t. To learn more about why letting your lawn clippings lie is the right course of action for your lawn, read this short post from our lawn care experts here at Fit Turf.

Lawn Clippings: Natural Lawn Feed and Fertilizer

Your lawn is a living and breathing organism that needs water, air and other essential nutrients to survive. While many property owners use fertilizer to bring their lawns optimal amounts of helpful nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, the truth is, you can get nearly one third the amount of all of these nutrients from lawn clippings alone. That’s right: a batch of lawn clippings contains nearly one-third the amount of helpful nutrients that a standard round of fertilizer does. The best part: lawn clippings are free.

Eliminating Waste and Myths

In addition to helping your lawn grow and stay healthy, keeping your lawn clippings on your grass will keep them out of the landfill, thus reducing waste and promoting environmental health. And for those worried that lawn clippings cause thatch (a layer of partially decomposed grass between soil and live grass), this is in fact a myth. Lawn clippings are nearly all water and will thus break down rapidly if mowed at the right height.

Learn more about the benefits of lawn clippings for your lawn by contacting our lawn care experts at Fit Turf today!

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