Lawn care

Some handy hints for mow­ing your lawn and keep­ing your grass in good health:

Central Otago Mirror - - FEATURES -

would ap­pre­ci­ate Al­though many lawn mower mod­els come at­tached with catch­ers, this doesn’t com­pletely elim­i­nate clip­pings from the lawn. In some cases, though, leav­ing grass clip­pings on the lawn can ac­tu­ally help and not hin­der grass growth and ac­tu­ally fer­til­ize it. Ways to make use of grass clip­pings: Leave them on the lawn. You can leave grass clip­pings on the lawn to fer­til­ize, es­pe­cially if you have a mulching mower. These mow­ers come with spe­cial blades that grind up the leaves and leave them be­hind on the lawn. It cre­ates a nat­u­ral form of fer­til­izer that con­tains all the needed nu­tri­ents. Col­lect and com­post. Use a mower with a catcher or use a rake to col­lect the clip­pings from the lawn and cre­ate a com­post pile. Grass clip­pings can be al­ter­nated with dried leaves or shred­ded news­pa­per to speed up the com­post­ing. Make mulch. Grass clip­pings can also be used as mulch, es­pe­cially for veg­etable gar­dens that have to­ma­toes and pep­pers. As grass clip­pings gen­er­ate heat as it de­com­poses, these add flavour and growth to the pro­duce. They also pro­vide a great source of nat­u­ral ni­tro­gen fer­til­izer and a source of food for earth­worms, which cre­ates more nat­u­ral fer­til­izer in the soil.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.