Lush green grass, a long-standing staple for yards, can be pretty to look at and fun to play on, but surprisingly tough on the environment — primarily because those bags of trimmings produced after mowing take up space in the landfill.
Grasscycling is a simple solution to the problem and involves nothing more than leaving your clippings on the lawn instead of disposing of them. The trimmed blades break down quickly and naturally, and serve as a natural fertilizer. It’s free, it’s easy, and produces no waste at all. Check out our tips below, or come to one of our local composting and gardening workshops to learn more.
You will be grasscycling like a pro in no time with these key pointers:
Howcast provides a great, quick video tutorial about grasscycling:
A solid case is made for grasscycling in Mow and Go! Tips for Grasscycling, a video produced by Montgomery County, Maryland’s Division of Solid Waste Services: