Blow grass clippings back into your lawn after mowing
How does this action
help our Lagoon?
Grass clippings, when left on the street, sidewalks and driveways, are picked up by stormwater runoff during rain events and washed down storm drains, either clogging the system or ending up in the lagoon. Once in the lagoon, grass clippings begin to decay and contribute the accumulation of muck. Muck causes algae and phytoplankton blooms, which block sunlight to seagrasses, and consume oxygen needed for fish to survive.
Another reason to blow grass clippings back into your yard is that they serve as a natural, beneficial lawn supplement—meaning less money to spend on fertilizer and less time to apply it!
Upload a photo of grass clippings blown back into your lawn after mowing.
Make sure to capture the following in your photo:
- Your lawn must look like it was freshly mowed
- Show both your lawn’s edge and the street, sidewalk or driveway next to it
- The street, sidewalk or driveway must be visibly clean of grass clippings
This action is repeatable once/month for points.