GrassCycling is the practice of leaving grass clippings on your lawn when mowing, instead of bagging them. It’s the natural way to recycle grass clippings and provide your lawn with the valuable nutrients and water that it needs.
You can GrassCycle with any mower (push, electric, gas or mulching). Remove the mower collection bag to allow clippings to drop on the lawn. If your mower does not have a safety flap covering the opening where the bag fits into the chute, then it is important that you purchase a retrofit kit from your hardware store. If you use a landscape service, ask them to leave the clippings on your lawn.
GrassCycling does not cause thatch buildup. Research has shown that shallow roots caused by overwatering and overfertilizing are the primary cause of thatch build up, not grass clippings. The short clippings from regular mowing will decompose quickly and will not cover the grass surface or cause thatch.