Grass Recycling Program

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1.
Allow your lawn to grow at least three inches high. When mowing, cut no more than one inch off the top. Mow only when the grass is dry.
2.
Leave the grass clippings in place, do not bag them. They decompose quickly, are a natural fertilizer, keep the lawn moist and protect against disease.
3.
Water your lawn in the early morning hours (between 6 and 10 a.m.). Water a maximum of three to four hours per week, less if it rains.
4.
Don't over fertilize. Grass clippings left in place actually fertilize your lawn. Fertilizer needs to be applied only three times a year, around Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
5.
Keep your mower blade sharp and consider investing in a mulching blade for your current lawnmower. These blades cut and recut the grass more finely and greatly aid the decomposition process. when it comes time for a new mower, you may consider replacing it with a mulching or recycling mower.
Man mowing lawn