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Recycling Lawn Clippings in the Garden

Recycling Our Lawn Clippings

It's easy to quickly think about how often our lawns are mowed each year in our lawn care, and then to think about how many clippings are removed, not just at each service, but over the course of a year of mowing. In most cases these clippings are simply thrown away. To be driven away by rubbish trucks, around the city and eventually finding their way into land fill.

With such great nutritional benefits in lawn clippings, it can be a waste. Especially when we look at how much money we spend on fertilisers, soils, manures, and other garden supplements. Or considering when some of us have gutless and poor soils - our humble lawn clippings could have been a great garden friend over many years.

Lets have a look at the uses and benefits of humble lawn clippings.


Lawn Clippings In Garden Beds

Lawn clippings can really add some OOMPH into our gardens. When finished mowing, it's simply a case of pouring the clips into the garden bed for a great boost of nutrition. After applying, grab a spade and quickly and lightly dig them into the soil.

Working our way through all of our gardens, this process can usually repeat indefinitely, depending on the lawn to garden ration of course.

Speaking from experience, I went from gutless soil to a rich soil full of worms in around a year through this process. A year after stopping the practice, and it's time to begin the process again.


Important To Remember

lawn clippings in garden
Why Not Recycle Our Lawn Clippings

The most important point in this process is to dig the lawn clippings into the soil.

This allows the organisms within the soil to enter the clips to hasten their deterioration and composting.

Without digging in, the lawn clippings will sit on top of the garden bed for a very long time, not breaking down, and can create a water-proof layer which may repel water away from that section of the garden bed. It's easy and only takes an extra minute to finish the job properly to gain all the benefits by quickly digging the lawn clippings into the garden bed.


Exceptions To This Lawn Care Regimen

Do not place lawn clippings into the garden when:

  • weeds are present, and especially when seed heads are already formed, this simply propagates the weeds for their next generation - now inside our gardens,
  • any weed spraying has recently been completed, these clippings MUST be placed in the bin.





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