Your garden is full of grass, and of course, you’ll have to cut them to give place for your favorite vegetables. However, there is a problem here, how to handle that huge grass now? Don’t worry, here we have recommendations for you. And this is a collection of 10 brilliant ways to use grass clippings that everyone can make easily. It sounds great, right?
With these ways, you can think of loads of better things to do with your time than bagging up cut grass just to throw it away. For example, some are the ways to create organic fertilizer for your plants, and others are foods for animals. In these ways, you will contribute to protecting the environment, because after cutting, they will rot, creating unpleasant odors as well as losing the beauty of around. And now, are you ready to check them out with us.
#1 Relax and Let it Be
After cutting, just leave them right there on the lawn. Nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium get put right back where they are needed, and you don’t have to do any special spraying or sprinkling with fertilizers. Leaving the grass clippings on your lawn also helps it to retain moisture during the hottest months of the summer when your grass is likely to turn brown.
#2 Free Mulch
Keep weeds out and moisture in by putting down a good layer of grass clippings around your plants and shrubs. Keep your layer no more than 1 to 2 inches thick, otherwise, you will be treated to the not-so-delightful smell of fermenting grass.
#3 Fuel Your Compost Microbes
This is good way to make compost. When adding grass clippings don’t forget to balance it out with some dry/brown material as well. Shredded newspaper or dry leaves work well. You’ll want to make sure your green to brown mix is a 1:1 ratio.
#4 Grass Clipping Tea Anyone
Make a nitrogen-rich brew to keep your plants happy. Fill a 5-gallon bucket 1/3 of the way with fresh grass clippings, then fill the rest of the way with water. Cover the bucket with cheesecloth or a screen to keep mosquitoes from developing. In about two weeks you will have excellent fertilizer tea. Add a pint to your watering can before filling. Water your plants as you normally would. Fertilize with your grass clipping tea every 2-4 weeks.
#5 Eat It
Cows, goats, sheep, even geese, and other poultry enjoy a good nibble of fresh green grass. Be sure to feed it immediately after mowing before it starts to ferment.
#6 Hay, Wait a Minute
Spread grass clippings out on a window screen in a thin layer to dry rapidly. Turn the grass daily until it’s completely dried out. Give your bunnies artisanal hay to munch.
#7 Feed the Deer
It is great way to keep the deer out of my garden by putting your grass clippings at the edge of the woods. Perhaps an all-you-can-eat peace offering will keep them out of your garden.
#8 And Don’t Forget to Feed the Worms
If you have a garden and a compost pile, you should also have a worm bin. If you don’t, make one. Feeding your worms a handful or two of fresh grass clippings is a good idea. You don’t want to put too much fresh grass in because it will start to stink.
#9 Now Tuck Your Worms into Bed
A better idea is to let the grass dry out a bit, and get good and brown before adding it to your worm bin. Dry grass makes a good bedding material. Mix it up with equal parts of dry leaves and you will have ridiculously happy worms.
#10 Make Lasagna
With the lasagna method of gardening, you will have crispy vegetables. It’s kind of like the no dig gardening method, and it’s a great way to put a lot of grass clippings to use all at once.