Recycle Yard Waste
(See pages 29-30 & 36-38 in FY&N Handbook)

n a Florida Yard, grass clippings, leaves and yard trimmings are recycled rather than thrown away. By recycling yard debris, we gain free mulch and return valuable nutrients to the soil.

Composting is a great American tradition that people are rediscovering. Turn plant and kitchen scraps into rich soil for your indoor and outdoor plants.

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Compost piles are very easy and inexpensive to establish,
and can produce high-quality organic fertilizer for your
yard and garden.

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FLORIDA YARD ACTIONS
Recycle grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn. Mulching lawn mowers or mulching blades are not necessary. 
Credit: 2 inches
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Use fallen leaves and pine needles as mulch under trees and shrubs. They make an attractive natural mulch and are free. (Note: If you have more leaves than you can use, share them with a friend or neighbor or add them to your compost pile.) 
Credit: 2 inches
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Create and maintain a compost pile with kitchen scraps and yard waste (no animal products, please). 
Credit: 3 inches

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Table of Contents Introduction What is A Florida Yard? Right Plant, Right Place Water Efficiently Maximize Mulch
Recycle Yard Waste Fertilize Appropriately Manage Yard Pests Responsibly Reduce Stormwater Runoff Provide for Wildlife On the Waterfront
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