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How to Collect Grass Clippings after Mowing

Mowing is one of the most important tasks when it comes to proper lawn maintenance. However, you’ll agree with me that grass clippings may either be good to your lawn or prove to be a nuisance.

All this depends on exactly what you want for your lawn. The reason grass clippings are good for your lawn is because you can actually use them as mulch which will enable the soil on your lawn to maintain all its nutrients. However, when you mow your lawn using a lawn mower that has a side discharge grass clippings are usually thrown away back to the lawn which leaves your lawn looking untidy. Therefore, you may end up spending a lot of time tidying up your lawn especially if you don’t intend to mulch your lawn.

Well, there are a number of ways to effectively collect grass clippings on your lawn after mowing. The first one is using a lawn mower that has a collecting bag, where the clippings are collected in the bag as you mow grass on your lawn. You can also use a rake and gather all the grass clippings together then put them in a trash bag. And the final method is by using a lawn sweeper which will also allow you to effectively collect grass clippings on your lawn. Some are push lawn sweepers while some are hooked behind lawn tractors and pulled across your lawn.

Grass clippings collecting equipment

Suitability

Lawn mower with a collecting  bag

It is suitable for use in medium sized to large sized lawns.

Rake

It is most suitable for use especially in small lawns.

Lawn sweeper

It is the most versatile tool as it best suited for any type of lawn. 

Conclusion

Collecting grass clippings after cutting the grass will always leave your lawn looking neat and tidy throughout. Therefore, you should most definitely have a look at these equipment which you can use to collect grass clippings and see which one will suit your lawn best. At the end of the day, it may also come down to personal preference as all these equipment will get the job done quite well.

FAQs

Can I put grass clippings in a polythene trash bag?

Yes you can. This is actually one of the best ways to dispose grass clippings.

What can I do with grass clippings apart from disposing them?

You can use grass clippings as mulch which will enable your soil to retain all its nutrients. This helps with the healthy growth of grass in your lawn.

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