The Secret to a Great Lawn

The best way to recycle grass clippings is the easiest – leave them on the lawn. A properly mowed lawn will not result in residue buildup. The secrets:

  • Cut the grass when it is dry.
  • Cut it when it gets 3 to 4 inches tall.
  • Set the mower to cut at 2 inches.
  • Keep the mower blade sharp, and use a mulching mower if possible.


Additionally, Go Green Wilmette has provided the Village with a guide for green lawn care.

Please remember that leaf blowers may only be used for lawn care from October 1st to May 14th.  For more information, click here for the Code Enforcement page.

The Village of Wilmette is a member of the Regional Leaf Blower Working Group, which was formed in late 2021 to evaluate the need and impact of leaf-blower regulations to be considered by participating municipalities. The Working Group was tasked with studying the impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers, alternative technologies and how communities could mitigate the impacts of this equipment.

In December 2022, the Working Group published its final report. Click here to read the report.