Long frustrated me ;^) Love the paper lawn waste bags you can buy in
the hardware store. They contain the perfect amount for my yard and
easy to haul.
I just have a devil of a time getting them started when empty ;^)
Pulling off my mower bag and trying to dump it in the bag when empty
is a bit frustrating. Once it gets grass in it, its easier. With all
the peopel on this NG Im wondering if someone has come up with any
tricks for this minor, but frustrating step ;^)
the grass clippings while you mow the lawn and leave them there
Once upon a time I lived in the suburbs and many people would put out bags of
clippings for trash pick up. I would harvest these bags from the curb side and
the contents made a good between row mulch for my garden. Fortunately I never
got caught stealing trash bags.
Often considered that. My opportunities to cut the grass average evey
1.5 weeks. When I get to it, the grass is failry high. My newer Toro
mulching mower still leaves tons of grass clipping exposed on the
surface which die and leave an obvious blanekt of dead grass on the
lawn. Myabe I need a better mulching mower.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Todd W. Roat) wrote in
Build a box or find a paper box that will hold the bottom of the bag in
place while you fill it. Alternatively, you could stick something that is
easily withdrawn inside the bag during your initial filling.
email@example.com (Todd W. Roat) wrote in message
I get my yard waste bags for free.
I drive down the road and pick up full ones to add to my compost.
When I dump them I give them to my non pesticide crazed neighbors to
Time to put a mulching blade on your mower and put the clippings back
to the soil where they belong. This will improve the soil and reduce
the nitrogen input required by over 50%
OK, OK, I get the point ;^) I would mulch but my grass is always
seemingly too long. I get to gut every 8 days or so and the backyard
grows like wildfire. I have a newer midrange Toro 6.5 hp atomic
mulcher. But it still leaves a ton of visible cut grass blanketing
the lawn. Just doesnt look good.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Beecrofter) wrote in message
I have a dilemma when it comes to dealing with cut grass. While I never
dispose of the stuff, it is not easy to decide whether to bag the clippings
for addition to the compost (I get a lot of fall leaves for the compost so
the grass is really needed) or to mulch it back into the lawn (where it is
also needed). My solution has been to compost the stuff when it is growing
quickly in the cool, rainy weather of spring and fall and to mulch in the
summer when I figure it might just do double duty and help moisture
retention in the soil. Also, in the summer, it's not growing as fast and
I'm cutting it longer so there really isn't a problem with leaving a mess on
the lawn like there might be in the spring or fall.
But I never, ever put that stuff out in the garbage. It's worth its weight
On 8 Apr 2004 04:51:51 -0700, email@example.com (Todd W. Roat) wrote:
Next time, cut the grass and go in for a nice glass of water or listen
to your favorite record. After a couple of hours in the sun, your
unnattractive clippings might just shrivel up and sift down to the
soil. if not, a rake may help. I think you're just too quick to
decree things unattractive here. Let time and weather do your work.
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Without chastising about not mulching your clippings, I found this has
worked for me. Find an old TV tray with the metal legs. Take the tray off.
Now set the legs in your yard, put the bag in the middle and fold the lip of
the bag over the tops of the legs. You now have a bag stand.
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