If you plan on mowing your lawn this weekend, don’t forget to leave the clippings behind. When done properly, clippings quickly decompose and return the nutrients to the soil naturally. Not only does it make caring for your lawn easier, but it can also reduce your mowing time by 50% because you don’t have to pick up afterwards. Leaving clippings on the lawn also slows water loss through evaporation and reduces the needs for fertilization. To grass-cycle properly, cut the grass when it’s dry and always keep your mower blades sharp. Via ::The Providence Journal (subscription)