September 1, 2022

Using grass clippings in the garden

Don’t waste this free resource! Learn how to use grass clippings in your garden for better yields with less work…

Do you bag your lawn clippings and put them by the curb for pickup? If you do, you’re wasting one of the most valuable FREE resources for your garden! Many gardeners overlook this freely available source of nutrients and mulch which most homeowners have access to.

One of the easiest way to use grass clippings in your garden is simply to use them as mulch in your beds and around your plants. However, there are many other ways that lawn clippings can benefit your garden as well (and yes, even if you have slug problems there are plenty of ways to use this valuable resource). For example, in the second half of this video, you’ll learn how to create a liquid fertilizer using grass clippings and other 100% free materials. (Just make sure you don’t add any chemicals to your lawn, as some could cause damage to your garden plants.)

You can also use grass clippings in your compost, and they are a unique material in that you can use them as either a “brown” or “green” material, depending on how you prepare them.  However, it’s important to use them the right way to avoid problems such as smell or excess moisture. The video below explains the best method.

Watch now to learn all about using grass clippings to grow a better garden, including various ways to use them as mulch – including in your container garden, what to do with longer grass, drying clippings out for composting, watering, weed control, what to do about slugs, making grass fertilizer, and more!

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About the author 

Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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