This section will provide some useful lawn maintenance tips:
- Grass clippings contain 10% nitrogen that is the main ingredient of fertilizers. Thus you can consider mulching those grass clippings to decompose and provide the necessary nitrogen for a better grass growth. Mulched grass clippings also provide shade to the soil and prevent weeds and seeds from germinating.
- Ideally, the mulch layer should be approximately one to three inches deep. However, for ornamental plants, a one inch layer is sufficient enough. As the mulch starts decomposing add more to maintain this optimum depth.
- Do not mulch right up to the base of trees and shrubs, as it could cause decay and injury.
- A healthy mulch mixture can consist of shredded hardwood bark or cypress, pine needles, and pine bark nuggets.