nitrogen - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kenna_fergus
April 30, 2010
I read in your Q&A that grass clippings add nitrogen to composts. My mower is a mow/mulch that finely cuts the grass each time I mow. Is this sufficient nitrogen for my grass ?

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2010


Your mulching mower will do an adequate job of cutting the grass clippings into small enough pieces that they will help nourish your turf. You'll probably need to add a supplemental source of nitrogen during the growing season to keep your lawn lush and green. If it begins to yellow, it needs a dose of fertilizer. If it remains thick and green all summer long, you won't need to fertilize.

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