Grass cycling is an easy way to improve the quality of your lawn and help the environment. Grass cycling is just a fancy word for leaving your grass clippings on the lawn instead of bagging them. The nutrients in your grass clippings will naturally fertilize your lawn throughout the growing season.
How to Grass Cycle
Purchase a mulching mower. Mulching mowers automatically cut and re-cut your grass into small easily absorbed particles.
Using your side discharge mower, mow in a circular pattern sending the clippings to the inside of the circle. You will mow over your clippings, making them smaller. The small clippings are easily absorbed into the soil.
Windrows or clumps of grass should be raked so they do not smother your grass. The clumps can be used as mulch for the garden or placed in your YARDY cart for collection.
Linn County Extension Office