clumps of clippings on lawn


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clumps of clippings on lawn

I asked the person I hired to mow to bag the clippings - only because the lawn was really long. Apparently, he forgot and I came home last night to find clumps of clippings all over the lawn. What is the best way to handle this situation? Would it be helpful and spread out the big clumps by raking or blowing?
 

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05-11-21, 08:55 AM
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Even a small clump can kill the grass underneath especially if you let your grass go too long between cuttings. I would rake it up. Or, if you can get out there with a mower and spread it in a even layer it will be OK if it's not too thick.
 
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Old 05-11-21, 07:34 AM
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Unless the clumps are a foot deep the best advise is to just leave them till the next cutting.

Every spring when my yard growth kicks in with warming weather and fertilizer I have to cut every 4 days and even then there is some left behind, it's not enough, or on the ground long enough that it causes any problems!
 
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Even a small clump can kill the grass underneath especially if you let your grass go too long between cuttings. I would rake it up. Or, if you can get out there with a mower and spread it in a even layer it will be OK if it's not too thick.
 
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Old 05-11-21, 10:24 AM
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Yes, at a minimum spreading it out with a rake is a good idea and isn't too hard to do.
 
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First try asking your lawn service to come back and bag the clippings. You paid for that. If they refuse, get another lawn service.

Leaving heavy clumps of clippings will leave yellow spots on the lawn where the grass is sun starved. The brown dead grass also looks terrible on a nice green lawn. Whenever my grass is too long and the mower leaves clumps I just suck it up and rake the clippings.

 
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