Mowing your lawn is an essential maintenance task that needs to be performed on a regular basis throughout the growing season in order to keep your property in Virginia looking neat and manicured. When it comes to mowing your lawn, you may be wondering if you should be bagging the clippings or not. Well, the answer isn't black and white. In most cases, you should not bag the clipping because they are full of nutrients and by leaving them on the lawn, they will decompose and return those nutrients back to your soil. However, in some cases, such as if your lawn is infested with insects or suffering from a lawn disease, it's better for you to bag the clippings. That's because bagging the clippings in those instances will help keep the infestation or disease from spreading to other parts of your lawn. Continue reading this blog to learn more about when you should be bagging your grass clippings and when you should leave them on your lawn!
In most cases, you should leave the grass clippings on the lawn to decompose after you mow it.
When it comes to mowing your lawn, one of the biggest questions you likely have is what you should do with your grass clippings. Well, while the answer isn't black and white, there is a general answer to it. In most cases, you should leave the grass clippings on your lawn. That's because grass clippings are filled with various nutrients, and when you leave them on your lawn, they will eventually decompose and return those nutrients to your soil. These nutrients can help your grass develop stronger roots, maintain its green color, and even stand up to various stressors throughout the year. If you were to bag up those clippings, you would be depriving your lawn of these nutrients and the benefits they provide.
When is it better to bag grass clipping when mowing your lawn?
While in most cases it's better to leave the grass clipping on your lawn after mowing it, there are some instances when bagging the clippings is the better option. For instance, if your lawn is dealing with an insect infestation, you should bag up the clippings so you can remove any insects that were caught in the bag from your lawn. Also, if your lawn is dealing with a lawn disease, you should also bag the grass clippings. That's because many lawn diseases are contagious, and if diseased grass comes into contact with healthy grass, it can spread that disease to the healthy parts of your lawn. So, if you are aware that any parts of your lawn are either infested with insects or suffering from a lawn disease, you should bag up the clippings to prevent those issues from becoming worse!
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If you're looking for a company you can trust to mow your lawn, look no further! At Hambleton Lawn & Landscape, we offer a lawn mowing service that includes weekly mows from the last week of March until the last week of November, to keep your lawn looking nice and neat throughout the growing season. While performing this service, we will usually leave the clippings on your lawn so your soil can benefit from the nutrients they contain. However, if it's in the best interest of your lawn to bag them, we will do that! We offer our lawn mowing service to residential property owners in Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, VA, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call at (703) 532-4911 to schedule this service!