What is grasscycling?

Grasscycling is a natural process that is easy, saves time and money! Simply leave the clippings on your lawn as you mow. They quickly decompose, usually within three days, and act as a natural fertilizer to the soil.

Grasscycling tips:

  • Mow your lawn higher. Keep the grass blade length about 6 cm. This encourages the roots to grow deep, encouraging a healthier, hardier lawn.
  • Keep the blades on your mower sharp.
  • Mow often, about every four or five days. This will help the grass decompose quickly.
  • Mow when your grass is dry. Dry clippings are dispersed better and there is less chance of clogging the mower.
  • Any mower will do. If your mower has a collection bag, safely remove it to allow the clippings to fall on the lawn. If your mower does not have a safety flap over the chute, make sure you purchase a retrofit kit.
  • If you have been unable to mow for a while, collect the clippings, put them in your green organics cart or bring them to Broadview Enviroservice Station.

Did you know

  • Grasscycling helps keep moisture in the soil so you don't have to water your lawn as often.
  • Grasscycling is a natural fertilizer for your lawn. Grass clippings release valuable nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus into the ground when they decompose.
  • The average household spends seven hours a season raking and bagging grass clippings.

Further information

Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2022
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