Mulching – Grass Clippings From A Bermuda Lawn

Q: I need suggestions on how I can recycle the grass clippings from my large bermuda lawn. Each mowing produces about ten large bags of clippings.

A: The very best option would be to mow a bit more often with a mulching mower and let the clippings stay on the lawn. Clippings return nitrogen to the soil and help protect the base of grass plants. A good mulching mower will chop the clippings so finely as to be invisible. If you insist on bagging, a thin layer of clippings can be used to mulch under trees and shrubs. Otherwise you can layer the clippings with leaves and make excellent compost.