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Definition of grass clippings

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Definition as written by Terry:

The lawn waste resulting from mowing. Long clippings, especially if the grass is wet, can cause immediate and long-term problems - clumps of clippings can clog the mower and restrict the blade from rotating properly; large piles of grass clippings are unslightly and can smother the underlying lawn if left in place.

Long-term, thatch can build up when the grass clippings are not small enough to break down properly in the soil.

Good mowing practices involve mowing regularly and often, so that only a small portion of the grass blade is removed each time. Using a mulching mower blade can help as well.


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