Can You Compost Grass Clippings?

Grass Clippings Compost

Yes, you can compost grass clippings from the lawn. Grass clippings are considered green compost materials (source of nitrogen). Do not, however, use grass clippings that have been exposed to chemical pesticide or herbicide.

Here are a few tips for people who want to use grass clippings in their compost. First, apply a thin compost layer strategy. Make sure the grass clipping is intermixed in a two-to-one ratio with brown compost materials like dead leaves and paper.

Second, let the grass clippings dry out for a day or two before you put them in the compost pile. Last but not least, turn the compost pile on a regular basis for faster compost results.


Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.