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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

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Grasscycling is the process of recycling grass clippings by leaving them on your lawn. Every time grass clippings are thrown away your soil loses some of the nutrients required to make it fertile and to promote a healthy lawn. Grass clippings are a free, high-nitrogen fertilizer because once they decompose they release nutrients back into the lawn. Clippings also hold the moisture in your lawn reducing the need for watering.

Tips for Grasscycling

  • Maintain a grass height of 2 to 3 inches to help insulate the lawn against heat.
  • Mow only dry grass.
  • Mow the lawn every 4 to 5 days during peak growth periods.
  • Cut no more than an inch in height when mowing.
  • Make sure the mower blade is sharp.
  • Still don't want to leave your grass clippings on the lawn? Put them in your gardens, tree or shrub beds for added fertilizer. If you need to, place dry grass clippings in your green cart.