Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 37 - 37.1 - Concept Check - Page 807: 2


The drawback in collecting lawn clippings is that they remove nutrients and organic matter which would otherwise help to nourish the plants and to improve soil quality.

Work Step by Step

Think about a natural field. Plants die and the material from their bodies/organs which have died feed the next generation. The bagging lawnmower breaks that cycle.
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