Lush green grass, a long-standing staple for yards, can be pretty to look at and fun to play on, but surprisingly tough on the environment — primarily because those bags of trimmings produced after mowing take up space in the landfill.
Grasscycling is a simple solution to the problem and involves nothing more than leaving your clippings on the lawn instead of disposing of them. The trimmed blades quickly and naturally break down, and serve as a natural fertilizer. It’s free, it’s easy, and produces no waste at all.
You will be grasscycling like a pro in no time with these key pointers:
For more information on grasscycling, visit the CalRecycle website or watch this video.
As an alternative to grasscycling, many homeowners are particpating in a turf replacement program. In some cases there are rebates availalble to help pay for the cost to convert your lawn to drought resistant plants. These rebates are availalbe from either local agencies or the California Department of Water Resources.