Having a nice lawn isn’t easy since it requires time and knowledge to keep it maintained. You’ll find various opinions about preserving your lawn but which one is efficient.
Many people nowadays think mulching is a good way of keeping their lawn in top form.
Here is some helpful information that you should know about mulching.
Is Mulching Grass Clippings a Good Idea?
Mulching isn’t a bad idea since it’s an entirely organic method with a high level of efficiency. For commercial lawns and large areas such as playgrounds, ovals and paddocks, where fertilisers would be costly, mulching is a great use of your clippings
This is the way of nature from the dawn of time, and as it yields terrific results as proof, you should do the same.
How can grass clippings benefit gardens and lawns?
Grass clippings are full of minerals and nutrients that will help your soil stay healthy and in perfect shape. Using clippings as a humus is much easier than placing them in bags and sending them off to various landfills.
Because they’re small, they decompose faster, meaning the soil will benefit from the nutrients more quickly. You can use fresh clippings, or you can store them for use later, whatever suits you better.
Mulch also reduces evaporation from your lawn and keeps the soil cooler. Grass clippings mostly consist of nitrogen and water making them a perfect fertiliser.
Of course, mulching itself is not a complete fertiliser, but can provide up to 25% of the required nutrients.
Nevertheless, mulching is truly a great way of keeping your lawn in top shape, but you have to be careful.
How to mulch grass clippings
It’s not very difficult to mulch your lawn with grass clippings, but it still requires some basic guidance. The best way to prepare the clippings for mulching is to use small, dry pieces. These will decompose more quickly, thus providing faster results.
Don’t use too much, either. It’s enough just to cover the ground. If you’re using fresh clippings lay only a quarter of an inch as mulch.
In all other cases, you can put a bit more, but again, not too much. Also, the best clippings to use as mulch are those from late Autumn to early Spring, but clippings from other times of the year are also suitable.
Some Don’ts of Mulching
If you’re not careful when mulching, you may do more harm than good to your lawn.
For instance, putting too much mulch or using clippings that are too large can create clumps. This can prove harmful to plants underneath.
Also, you shouldn’t put clippings onto wet soil because it may become smelly and attract unwanted guests, such as flies and various pests.
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