Stop blowing lawn clippings
Sharing the road also takes into account or common responsibility. There is a proper way to deal with lawn clippings once you have mowed your lawn, and blowing them into the road is a hazard for motorcyclists.
During snow season, you wouldn’t blow snow into the road to add to the already slippery or icing conditions on the road. Bike season has a few more weeks, and our lawns will continue to grow. Stop blowing lawn clippings into the road.
- Leave them be
- Use them as animal feed
- Compost them
- Make lawn clipping tea
- Mulch the lawn clippings
- Use in raised garden beds
- Use as a natural dye for material
- Recycle lawn clippings
What Not To Do – Burn them!
Do not burn lawn clippings and stop blowing lawn clippings! Along with the fact that open burning of grass clippings or leaves is prohibited by law in many states and countries, the incineration of damp grass clippings or other green materials creates thick smoke which can be harmful to health and the environment. Call Mike for the proper handling of lawn clippings.
Is it illegal? Maybe – Yes.
Many municipalities have drafted new laws making it illegal to blow lawn clippings into the road because it is dangerous and it can cause drainage/sewage problems. Grass clippings are majority water, so when tires from a car or motorcycle have clippings between them and the roadway, things can get out of control pretty quick. As a matter of fact, when I first started riding motorcycles, several people told me of the dangers of grass clippings on the roadway.