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Don't Bag Your Grass

Retire your lawn mower bag!  You never have to use it again.  You can have a green and healthy lawn without having to remove your grass clippings from the lawn.

Clippings left on your lawn do not cause thatch.  In fact, the clippings are a fertilizer containing approximately 5% Nitrogen, ½% Phosphorus, 2% Potassium and small amounts of other essential plant nutrients.  Clippings are a truly organic fertilizer.

To have a beautiful lawn using grass clippings as a natural fertilizer, simply remove the bag from your mower and do the following:

  • Mow as needed.
  • Use a mulching mower.
  • Do not over water.
  • Do not over fertilize.

Grass clippings can also be added to your compost.  Compost bins with composting instructions are available at garden supply stores.  There are also composting instructions in books and on video at the Wallingford Public Library.

Remember – Grass clippings are not allowed in your trash or at the Compost Center.

For more information, contact the Town at 203-294-2060


visit: CT Department of Environmental and Energy Protection