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Question by  wehadthought (391)

Why do people burn their lawn?

I have seen several lawns where the grass has been burnt.


Answer by  joantheresa (1421)

Usually in the early spring, before the grass starts to green up, some people will burn off the old residue. This practice stimulates the growth of the new grass, removes all weeds and undesirable plant growth, and helps the new grass thrive and smother out what does not promote a healthy looking lawn.


Answer by  wigglewasp (781)

People burn their grass, because their grass is dead and dry. Rather than trying to revive the grass by excessive watering, they will burn the dead grass. Burning their dead grass minimizes fire danger, and drops nutrients for when they decide to plant new grass. Burning your lawn also makes for new better grass.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Some people are doing this as a cheap and complete way of killing all weeds and insects. It also destroys these unwanted life forms in a way that does not require chemicals and prevents them from returning, while leaving the soil fertile from the ashes. However, it can be illegal in some jurisdictions.


Answer by  Diddum (348)

There are 3 basic reasons: 1) to destroy bunches of grass and leaves "in place", 2) to use the ashes as a fertilizer for the next sowing, 3) to eradicate weeds. It is a quite common (and deprecable) practice also here in Italy...

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