You don't need to rake your lawn trimmings when you grasscycle. Reduce your lawn care time and have a healthy, beautiful yard to boot.
Step 1: Adjust blade height Adjust your mower's blade height to 2 inches, so that you cut only the top one-third of the grass blade.
Step 2: Check blades Check the mower blades to make sure they are sharp. Have them sharpened at least twice a year to keep them in good condition.
TIP: If you are in the market for a new mower, choose a push mower or mulching mower to get the best grasscycling results.
Step 3: Remove grass bag Remove the grass bag from a conventional mower and close the cover. The clippings will fall under your mower, so mow slowly.
Step 4: Mow when dry Mow after your lawn has had time to dry after rain. This will prevent clumping.
Step 5: Mow once a week Mow your lawn every five days to once a week during the spring.
TIP: If your grass is overgrown, mow it twice. Mow once with the blade at a high setting, and then mow again at a lower setting a few days later. Only clippings less than an inch long will decompose quickly.
Step 6: Water Water your lawn only when necessary. Grass mulch will fertilize and hold water in your yard, so you may you water less and use little or no fertilizer. Enjoy a beautiful, low-maintenance lawn all year long.
FACT: Before the 1970's, many tennis tournaments were played on grass courts, but as of 2010, only the Grand Slam tennis championship at Wimbledon is played on grass.