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Posted on: July 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Blow or Sweep Grass Clippings Back Into Your Lawn

Grass clippings in hand

Help Protect the Indian River Lagoon and Other Water Bodies

Blow or Sweep Grass Clippings Back Into Your Lawn

Grass clippings left on roads or sidewalks can easily wash into storm drains and be carried to the Indian River Lagoon with heavy rainfall, adding to the water pollution problem. Decaying vegetation can feed algae blooms and accumulate to form more muck on the bottom of the Lagoon. Protect aquatic life — and Brevard's way of life — by blowing or sweeping grass clippings back into your yard. Plus, grass clippings are great organic fertilizer, that are actually good for your yard!

By leaving them on the lawn, you’ll reduce your fertilizer needs, since the decomposing clippings will add nutrients to your soil. As long as you mow on a regular basis, grass clippings left on the lawn will not contribute to the buildup of thatch.

Use Grass Clipping In Your Garden Beds

Summer is in full bloom, which also means that your garden is feeling the heat. Mix dried or composted grass clippings into the soil to provide plants with the nutrients they need to grow, or use them as a mulch to help lock in moisture.

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