Grass clippings produce waste that needs to be managed and that is heavy to carry. Grasscycling can actually improve your turf while also reducing mess and strain. What is grasscycling? You’ve probably been doing it without realizing. Essentially, it’s “mow and go,” not just for the lazy gardener, but it has a host of other advantages. Let’s further discuss grasscylcing to help you avoid its common problems.
What is Grasscycling?
Knowing how to grasscycle can take the chore out of mowing the lawn. You don’t even need a mulching mower to grasscycle. The key to grasscycling is how and when you mow to prevent thatch buildup and unpleasant grass debris.
Instead of being a pain in the neck to bag and dispose of, your grass clippings can turn into a precious resource. The idea is to allow clippings to fall, this allows them to release nitrogen and reduce the necessity for watering, thereby decreasing the incidence of fungal disease such as rust and leaf spot.
Grasscycling not only helps you save time but also doesn’t contribute to thatch build up. As the clippings break down, the lawn is fertilized thus minimizing the necessity of adding excess nutrients. These clippings can also supply 15 to 20% of the food a lawn needs. This leaves you with a healthier, thicker turf that leaves no room for pesky weeds.