Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tell One Friend: Go Bagless this Summer!

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Tell One Friend: Go Bagless this summer!

In the summer months, over half the waste collected in Edmonton is grass clippings. Going bagless and leaving the clippings on the lawn is the number one way to reduce waste this time of year. It's easy, good for your lawn and great for the environment!

Encourage friends and neighbours to request a “Go Bagless” lawn sign. They will be entered into a draw to win a free checkup and tuneup for their lawnmower at the Lawnmower Hospital.

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Use these ideas to remind your friends, family and co-workers:

Change habits
“Going bagless is easy, it’s good for your lawn and less work for you.”

Prompt them
"You don't need to buy a special mower to go bagless. You can take the bag off your current mower and raise the cutting blade."

One small ask
"Will you try going bagless this summer?"

Going bagless is easy. Here’s how to get started.
  • Mow high so that no more than ⅓ of the grass blade is removed.
  • Mow often. Mow every 4-5 days during heavy growth season, and once a week when growth is slower.
  • Mow when the grass is dry to prevent clumping.
  • Make sure your mower blade is sharp.
  • If grass clippings end up on your sidewalk, just sweep them back onto your lawn.

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