Recycling your yard waste back onto your lawn and landscape can improve the fertility and water-holding ability of the soil and help aerate soil that has become compacted.
- There’s no need to bag or rake lawn clippings. Leave grass clippings on the lawn to recycle nitrogen.
- Use fallen leaves and pine needles as mulch under trees and shrubs.
- Create and maintain a compost pile with yard waste and kitchen scraps (no animal products). Compost is a great natural fertilizer and mulch.