Rolling down the windows this time of year can awaken your sense of smell or trigger hay fever! Preservation of farmland has been a long and arduous process in one of the most densely populated states in the nation. Thankfully there is an increasing appreciation of what it takes to yield food off the land and farmers markets connect us back to our heritage as an agricultural state. Unfortunately this tradition of cutting fields has morphed into a tradition of mowing lawns that yields little in the way of useful crops.
While the sun shines you can hear countless mowers, trimmers and blowers all removing what could, at the very least, be one of a few necessary ingredients in a compost pile. If you are not ready to part with some part of the lawn that requires unnecessary maintenance then consider making the most of lawn trimmings that come off your own land.