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Some homeowners want no part of clippings, but experts say they're good nutrition for lawn

Jack Felthousen owner of Green Wave Lawn and Landscaping loads grass clippings on the back of his truck along Menlo Park Road in Niskayuna.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Jack Felthousen owner of Green Wave Lawn and Landscaping loads grass clippings on the back of his truck along Menlo Park Road in Niskayuna.
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Grass clippings are worth nothing inside a tall paper bag. They’re worth a lot more staying right where they fall, so they can feed Kentucky bluegrass, perennial rye grass, red fescue and other types of grass. That’s Janet Chen’s assessment. She would rather see small pieces of cut green fertilize yards than end up in a dump. “The clippings contain nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, and those are usually what you fertilize your lawn with,” said ...


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kopacham
July 18, 2013
5:48 a.m.

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One worries about using others grass clipping for compost when one considers types of weed killers used, some reported not to breakdown and cause havoc on vegetables, bedding plants and shrubs.

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