Composting can green up your lawn

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KUSA - Lose the bag and leave the grass clippings on the lawn.

Mulching grass clippings rather than bagging them is the natural way to a beautiful lawn. Called "Grasscycling," more and more residents are choosing to recycle the natural way and leave their grass trimmings on their lawns.

Doing so helps enrich the soil beneath your lawn, because clippings decay rapidly and return valuable nutrients and water to the soil without any additional costs to you.

Small amounts of leaves can be mulched by digging them into lawns and gardens. However, leaves should not be raked or swept into the street because street sweepers cannot pick up large amounts of leaves. Leaves left in gutters can clog storm drains, leading to drainage problems and flooding after rain or snow storms.

Learn to compost classes are held at Gove Community Garden at 13th Street and Colorado Boulevard in Denver. It's a two-hour, hands-on workshop in the basics of backyard composting. They are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in August and on Saturdays in September and October.

Find out more about composting classes here:

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