Grasscycling (Let grass clippings fall):
Use a mulching mower or retrofit your current mower with a mulching blade kit and let clips fall back into the lawn. This will add nitrogen to the soil and cut fertilizer use by approximately 30%.
Cut only 1/3 of grass blade at a time to promote root growth and shade out weeds. Deep roots
help grass resist drought and disease.
Transform your yard waste into humus-rich compost. Use compost in the garden, with potted
plants, as a topdressing for lawns, or as mulch around trees and shrubs.
The benefits of composting include improved soil structure, enhanced root growth and adds
nutrients to the soil.
Add low-maintenance plant beds and groundcovers, slow-growth bushes, decks, walkways and
borders to your yard to reduce lawn area.
Use Shredded leaves and grass clippings as mulches to control weeds, conserve moisture and
reduce soil erosion.
Add shredded leaves and grass to your compost pile.
Shred leaves into lawn with mulching mower; adds nutrients and does not hurt the lawn.