Leaving grass clippings saves time, money, and protects the environment. Mowing time is reduced since bagging and disposal are eliminated. The clippings add beneficial organic matter and nutrients to soil. This in turn reduces fertilizer and water needs, which can minimize nutrient runoff entering storm drains.
Did you know that you can make tea for your lawn?
Making a tea out of compost and compostable items is a great way to suppress disease, increase the amount of nutrients available to plants, speed up the breakdown of toxins, and improve the nutritional quality and flavor of vegetables.
To brew a lawn clipping tea, place your freshly cut grass in a bucket of water and allow to steep. Beneficial nutrients like potassium, nitrogen, phosphorous, chlorophyll and amino acids will leech from the grass into the water. After three days or so, strain off the liquid and use it to feed your plants by pouring onto the roots or spraying on the leaves.