We all face the question- should you bag or mulch your grass clippings.  In most cases the answer is clear.  Leave the clippings on the lawn.

Why you shouldn’t bag your grass clippings:

  • Save time and energy.
  • Like most living things- your lawn needs food.  The most important nutrient for grass is nitrogen.  Nitrogen rich grass clippings will provide up to 1/3 of the required fertilizer for your lawn annually.
  • Contrary to a popular lawn myth, leaving clippings on the lawn does not cause thatch, which is a layer of partially decomposed grass-plant parts between the soil and live grass. Grass clippings are mostly water, so as long as you mow regularly at the right height, they will break down and disappear rapidly.