The Benefits of Recycling Grass Clippings

Pugh's Earthworks is one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the Mid South area. Our clients include some of the premier office buildings, hotels, hospitals, churches and cemeteries in the cities we operate. In addition to the commercial customers we serve, we also provide landscape services for Home Owners Associations (HOAs), Condo Owners Associations (COA’s) and individual residential homeowners. Pugh's Earthworks Offering Commercial Landscape Maintenance and Design Most people bag up their lawn clippings and throw these away as part of lawn maintenance, usually in a green bin that is designated for garden waste. It's important to remove the grass clippings from the lawn should they smother a lawn or lead to thatch buildup. However, there are many reasons to consider recycling grass clippings. First, grass clippings are an excellent organic source of nitrogen. Second, clippings also can help to conserve water in two ways. They are 90% water and help return moisture to the soil. Additionally, these clippings help to return organic material to the soil, which also conserves water. Consider using a mulching lawnmower. It has an extra blade that is designed to chop and grind grass. From there, the mulching lawnmower can spread the clippings over the lawn. By spreading it thinner over the entire lawn, the clippings rapidly decompose and return to the soil. It is also possible to accomplish that with a rotary mower. To help combat thatch buildup or lawn suffocation, mow more regularly and don't cut more than one-third of the grass blade. Als, mow when the grass is dry. Wet grass is what spreads the clippings across the lawn unevenly. You can also recycle grass clippings by using it as mulch in your garden. The nitrogen supply also enriches a compost pile. Be sure to check back for more lawn care tips!