Monday, August 18, 2008

Mow, Mow, Mow Your Lawn

Why do you use a gasoline, electric, battery-operated, or push lawn mower? For many, mowing the lawn is a summertime fact of life. We cut the grass in different ways, each of which varies in its convenience and how it can affect the environment. Do you have a preferred method of disposing of yard clippings and tree trimmings?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

www.texaspureproducts.com has lots of information about recycling yard clippings if you're a resident of Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney or Richardson. Locally produced for local soils, Texas Pure amends sticky clay soil and plants THRIVE!

chip said...

I always "recycle" my grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn. That requires the least amount of hassle, it fertilizes the soil as it decomposes, and it requires no gasoline or paper bags to haul it away. It does require that you mow often so that you don;t leave a lot of green material that thatches.

As for the mower, I use and electric on my small lawn. I like the no-gasoline/less polluting nature of it, but I mainly got it because after years of non-starting mowers as a kid, I wanted one that always always works!

Tim said...

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HM said...

I leave the grass clippings on the lawn. That kind of fertilizes the soil. I do consider doing performing some aeration once a year just to ensure that the lawn grow healthy.

HM said...

I leave the grass clippings on the lawn. That kind of fertilizes the soil. I do consider doing performing some aeration once a year just to ensure that the lawn grow healthy.

Anonymous said...

We leave the grass clippings on the lawn. Sometimes I rake them up and put them on our compost pile, along with all the other trimmings and leaves. Our compost pile has in turn fed our small garden, which produced an overload of tomatoes and other vegetables this year!

rastapastry said...

Use a mower with a mulching blade. Honda's are my favorite! If you have to bag, emply grass in the paper bags you can get at Home Depot/Lowes & put em out to be collected with noraml trash pick up or take to nearest recycle center for compost. OR, put on your own compost pile & turn, turn, turn that pile! Someone mentioned synthetic turf, well that's nice for some residential athletic fields, but if you think about it, it really is not a green solution, because the living turf you take up to replace with syntheic is now dead fake turf that does not take in carbon dioxide & then clean the air with oxygen. Some food for thought.

Sandy said...

We actually started using a eco-friendly and all organic lawn care company this past year based here in Plano. They use ultra low emmission equipment and all organic fertilizers. For us its been a wonderful alternative and we actually are saving money and getting a better service than our last company! You can look them up at www.EarthTurfLawncare.com