I love summer but the yard work that piles up is just mind-numbing for someone who likes the feel of cool air on her face. Outside you get to swat at gnats and mosquitoes and sweat flies. Inside I sashay around with a watering pitcher. Outside sweat pours off my nose. Inside I pop a bon bon in my mouth.
All kidding aside, there are some easy, low stress ways to keep your yard in good shape. From xfinity.com, one way to beat the summer heat is not to bag your grass clippings,
Want to skip some stress when you mow? Leave the clipping bag in the garage, drop that rake and leave those clippings where they fall.
Research at the University of Connecticut has shown that you can cut your use of nitrous fertilizer by 50 percent or more, just by letting the grass clippings do the work for you. “It’s kind of a no-brainer, but people don’t do it,” Littlefield says. “They will decompose and the nutrients in them will return to the soil,” she says. “It’s recycling.”
Please do tell my neighbors this is why I don’t bag my clippings!