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What Should You Do With Your Grass Clippings?

One of the decisions you need to make when cutting your grass is what to do with the grass clippings. You can bag the clippings and dispose of them properly, or you can mulch your grass clippings instead. Here is what you need to know about each of these options. 

Bagging

Bagging your grass clippings is a good idea if you have very long grass that has not been cut in a long time. Taking such measures is going to prevent an excess amount of grass clippings from piling up on your lawn, which can be quite messy for people that are frequently on their lawn. In addition, bagging your grass helps get rid of the things that you may not want spreading across your lawn, such as seeds from weeds. 

You are also going to get a really great-looking cut when you bag your grass clippings. The lawn is going to look very clean, which can give your property an impressive look that you can be proud of. If looks are your top concern then bagging those clippings is the way to go.

The downside of bagging is the disposal process. If you have a large property, you can compost those lawn clippings in a separate place. However, if you don't have the space for composting, then you need to collect those bags and place them along the curb for your city to pick up on days where they pick up lawn waste.

Mulching

Be aware that grass clippings are just like any other plant, and they have nutrients inside them. When you bag all of your grass clippings you are essentially throwing them away. By mulching the grass, you're taking the top of each blade of grass and putting the nutrients back into the grass and the soil. The grass breaks down and goes back into your lawn, which makes it healthier. You're giving the grass what it needs to thrive and survive. 

Mulching is also going to save you a lot of time when it comes to cutting your grass. You can mow your grass without having to stop to bag all those clippings, which will make the task easier. Keep in mind that you need a special blade on your lawnmower that is designed for mulching as well since you want to keep the clippings fairly small so that the lawn can easily accept them. 

If you are not up for cutting your own grass, speak with a landscaping company, such as Christal Clean Landscapes. They can mulch or bag those clippings according to your preferences. 

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New Landscape Makes a Yard Feel New Again

Hi. My name is Martha. My husband Leo and I are empty nesters. The last of our three kids moved out of the home about eight years ago. Since that time, we have talked a great deal about retirement and what we wanted to do with our house. The house is slightly too large for just the two of us, but we already have two grandchildren and from the way our kids talk, we are in for plenty more. We have decided to stay in our home since it has plenty of room for our family to come and stay with us from time to time. The one thing we really wanted to change is the backyard. Leo retired last year, and I’ll be retiring in about six months. We are already talking with the landscape contractor, and I’m excited to share some of our plans with you!

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