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  • Sun Valley, NV
Asked on May 3, 2017

Should I leave clippings on the lawn after mowing?

Hillela G.WilliamPeggy Burnette


After mowing my lawn should I leave the clippings on the lawn or remove? I've gotten advice both to remove and leave the clippings. I'm confused.
5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 3, 2017

    If you have a mulching blade on the mower it is fine.Don not leaves clumps of grass.
  • Candace
    on May 3, 2017

    Lawn clippings are very rich in minerals your lawn soil needs, but if there are too many your lawn will die off. You will see yellow spots where clipping are left on too long. Leave the fine clippings but pick up the thicker pads of clippings to use in mulch. Also you can use lawn clippings as mulch for your garden... they are great for this. Spread your collected clipping around your plants to keep moisture in and they will fertilize the soil.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 3, 2017

    Leave the clippings, really good for your lawn, After you mow try going the opposite direction to throw the grass around.

  • William
    on May 3, 2017

    Some clippings will decompose and feed the lawn. Too much they will choke the lawn. I remove and bag the clippings. As you mow some will slip by and be left in the lawn. That is fine. Every spring I use a dethatching rake and rake all the thatch (dead lawn clippings) that can choke out the lawn and prevent water and fertilizer from reaching the roots.
  • Hillela G.
    on May 3, 2017

    I'm a fan of leaving the clippings too.
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