What’s this? A beautiful green yard with no bags of clippings piled high for pickup. Another conversion to the “Don’t Bag It” lawn Care plan, no doubt. The “Don’t Bag It” lawn care program teaches you how to care for your lawn while not bagging your clippings. By following the program, you can make life easier on yourself, have a healthier lawn, and return needed organic matter to the soil.
Mow more often. Remove no more than 1/3 of grass height when mowing.
Water your lawn during early morning hours. Apply one inch of water each time you irrigate.
Have your soil tested before fertilizing; apply no more than is recommended.
If your grass becomes to tall to leave the clippings, add them to a compost pile or use as mulch around plants to enrich the soil and help retain moisture.
Contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service for additional information,
guidelines and facts.
Judi Harvey, former Smith County Master Gardener
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service