Leave the Cut Grass on the Lawn

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Leave the Cut Grass on the Lawn


Mowing season is upon us. The City's Environmental Services Division encourages you to grasscycle. Leaving chopped grass clippings on the lawn allows them to serve as fertilizer, and it is the most environmentally beneficial method of dealing with them. Here are a few tips:
  • Set blade height on mower to 3"
  • Leave grass clippings where they fall on the lawn, but away from storm drains
  • Cut grass regularly so that clippings decompose quickly
  • Sharpen mowing blades at the beginning of the season
  • Mow the lawn when dry
  • Water the lawn only when necessary, with about one inch of water
  • Water in the morning to minimize evaporation


This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Roy Kelley I like the clippings removed....my lawn is mowed every week.... and fertilized once a month....

Jun 23, 2019 03:06 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Our grass is mowed weekly and clippings remain ...looks very healthy this time of year !

Jun 23, 2019 04:18 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. I prefer the clippings remain and the mower blades sharp. Enjoy your day 

Jun 23, 2019 04:31 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Roy - I admit it's been some time since I have cut a lawn but I was just thinking about it the other day as a gardener was finishing his visit on the street.  It made me recall some of those things you mention in this post.  Good memories.

Jun 23, 2019 06:14 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have heard to do so and even though I don't have a lawn to mow myself, if I ever did, I would remember this.

Jun 23, 2019 06:41 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When we had lawns, the clippings were removed and put into the compost.  A

Jun 23, 2019 09:01 AM #9
Lauren Williams, CPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Roy Kelley Better yet, replace as much of the lawn as you can with a garden, or creeping thyme or chamomile!

Jun 23, 2019 10:45 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - when I was a boy at home I mowed the law but never blew it.

Jun 23, 2019 12:09 PM #13
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I know that leaving cut grass on the lawn is supposed to be very good for it.  However, I hate walking on it and having it stick to my shoes which track across my patio, or into the house unless I wash them down first.  I agree with Ron and Alexandra in their comment.  Use them for compost!

Jun 23, 2019 01:43 PM #14
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My father used to insist I bag my clippings when I cut the grass. Would've been much easier and better for the lawn had I just let those clippings fly. Now I do.

Jun 23, 2019 02:08 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy- I like the trend of leaving the clippings on the grass!!! Hope you and Dolores had a wonderful weekend. 

Jun 23, 2019 06:26 PM #18
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Roy, once again some great advice from your part of Planet Earth to help
save our environoment.  Love the yellow Daylily;  so beautiful.

Jun 24, 2019 07:04 PM #20
Mike Easton
Movement Bank - Santa Barbara, CA
Creative lending solutions from coast to coast

Great tips to add value to your network!

Jul 22, 2019 08:16 PM #23
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 23, 2019 04:04 AM #24
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