Working on your yard this summer? Maybe you’ve started to accumulate a lot of debris or yard waste and haven’t quite figured out what to do with it yet. Should you call a dump truck? Tuck bits and pieces into your trash or recycling bin over the next few weeks? It turns out that you can actually repurpose a lot of yard waste and make it work for you, taking out the need to coordinate disposal. Keep reading to learn more!
Grasscycling is when you leave the grass clippings from your freshly mowed lawn out and allow them to be naturally reincorporated into the soil. This has the added bonus of taking out the extra steps of raking, bagging, and disposing of your grass clippings. Save time and improve the health of your lawn by keeping up with grass cycling practices. As long as the clippings are shorter than an inch they will fall beneath the grass and reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer.
Yard waste can be composted with your regular table scraps. All you need is a sturdy container that has the capacity to hold everything you want to put in it. A good compost is made up of the categories: greens, browns, and water. Greens are things like fruits and vegetables, plant clippings, and flowers. Browns consists of things like twigs, sawdust, cardboard, and dead leaves. Turning and watering your compost regularly will result in a healthy compost that can be repurposed to nurture your yard and recycle waste.
Mulch can be used to help enrich your soil and regulate temperature and moisture. On top of adding a pleasing look to your garden aesthetic, mulch can help prevent weeds from springing up in your garden. You can make mulch out of shredded leaves, wood chips, straw, or grass clippings. A good mulching can be up to inches deep so you preparing more than you need to cover your area isn’t a bad idea.
Decorative Repurposing of your Yard Waste
If you have a crafty side, consider what creative repurposing could be done with elements from your yard. A fallen tree can be made into wood sliced coasters or cake stands, and a branch or twigs can make a statement as home décor propped in a corner or in a vase. Herbs and wildflowers make beautiful additions to cards when dried and pressed – your imagination is the only limit here!
If you can’t think of a way to repurpose your yard waste, chances are there’s someone out there that can. Post your items to a website like Facebook marketplace to get in touch with people who could repurpose your items for their own use, often people are willing to come pick things up if they can have them for free or a good deal and that takes disposal out of your hands.
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