effective mulching - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by littletongeo
August 28, 2010
I no longer bag lawn clippings. I've installed the plug in my Craftsman Mower,clippings go back into the lawn. Is additional lawn nutrients necessary and fertilization?

Answer from NGA
August 28, 2010
What you're doing is called grass-cycling and the clippings you leave on your lawn actually contain some nitrogen that is released down into the soil as the clippings decompose. You won't need to apply more fertilizer than you normally do when you're recycling your grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn.

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