Grass clippings

Asked April 30, 2020, 11:32 AM EDT

What is advise on bagging or not bagging grass clippings? I can mulch clippings with mower and leave on grass or bag clippings and make compost. Bagging has been my choice in the past since I heard that clippings leave a layer and choke out the grass. Therefore thought I need to de-thatch if leave clippings on grass.

Kenton County Kentucky

1 Response

Good Morning
The key to preventing a deep layer over your grass is to mow regularly, and to keep your mulching mower blade sharp. The clippings produced are great sources of nitrogen and organic matter for your soil. I know that means frequent mowing during cool springs like we are currently experiencing.