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We finally got a break in the rain for a few days so I mowed the lawn. I raked up the clippings and filled the lawn tractor trailer, about 24 cubic feet; I had to tamp down the clippings a few times to fit it all in.

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower gardens. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat down and keep the weeds from taking over.

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On 5/18/2019 7:49 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We finally got a break in the rain for a few days so I mowed the lawn. I raked up the clippings and filled the lawn tractor trailer, about 24 cubic feet; I had to tamp down the clippings a few times to fit it all in.

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower gardens. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat down and keep the weeds from taking over.

Paul


* Unless the grasses have gone to seed ... in which case you just
planted it in the richest soil around . Ya know , it always gets me that
people go to great lengths to make the soil rich so their garden does
well - then wonder why the weeds do well too ! I use straw as a mulch ,
it also mats down . But any seeds in the straw are annuals rather than
perennial grasses .

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Pavel314 wrote:
We finally got a break in the rain for a few days so I mowed the lawn. I raked up the clippings and filled the lawn tractor trailer, about 24 cubic feet; I had to tamp down the clippings a few times to fit it all in.

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower gardens. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat down and keep the weeds from taking over.


sure, almost any organic material can be used as a mulch
which eventually gets broken down and turned into humus.
the longer term issue is the number of weed seeds that
the mulch introduces into a garden space and how easy it
is to control the weeds if they manage to sprout and grow.

we have enough issues with weeds as it is, i sure don't
need to spread certain ones of those any further especially
when i spend time trying to eliminate or reducing them.
an uncleaned mower can spread things far and wide...


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On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:12:05 AM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 5/18/2019 7:49 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We finally got a break in the rain for a few days so I mowed the lawn. I raked up the clippings and filled the lawn tractor trailer, about 24 cubic feet; I had to tamp down the clippings a few times to fit it all in.

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower gardens.. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat down and keep the weeds from taking over.

Paul


* Unless the grasses have gone to seed ... in which case you just
planted it in the richest soil around . Ya know , it always gets me that
people go to great lengths to make the soil rich so their garden does
well - then wonder why the weeds do well too ! I use straw as a mulch ,
it also mats down . But any seeds in the straw are annuals rather than
perennial grasses .

--
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Yes , I'm old
and crochety - and armed .
Get outta my woods !


My wife thought that was a great comment about people enriching the soil and wondering why the weeds grow there.

Paul
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On 5/18/2019 1:27 PM, Pavel314 wrote:
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:12:05 AM UTC-4, Terry Coombs wrote:
On 5/18/2019 7:49 AM, Pavel314 wrote:
We finally got a break in the rain for a few days so I mowed the lawn. I raked up the clippings and filled the lawn tractor trailer, about 24 cubic feet; I had to tamp down the clippings a few times to fit it all in.

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower gardens. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat down and keep the weeds from taking over.

Paul


* Unless the grasses have gone to seed ... in which case you just
planted it in the richest soil around . Ya know , it always gets me that
people go to great lengths to make the soil rich so their garden does
well - then wonder why the weeds do well too ! I use straw as a mulch ,
it also mats down . But any seeds in the straw are annuals rather than
perennial grasses .

--
Snag
Yes , I'm old
and crochety - and armed .
Get outta my woods !


My wife thought that was a great comment about people enriching the soil and wondering why the weeds grow there.

Paul


Numerous mushroom houses around here and mushroom soil is cheap and a
good soil amendment. It is the compost that comes out of a mushroom
house after the fungi have depleted it. Nice stuff but full of residual
weed seeds.


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Pavel314 writes:

My wife uses the clippings as mulch on her vegetable and flower
gardens. She says that after a rain or two, the clippings all mat
down and keep the weeds from taking over.


I love grass clippings as mulch. They don't last terribly long,
but they matt down well. I don't bag clippings anymore, and miss
it.

The only bad experience I've had was mulching grass family crops,
like corn. It may have been a coincidence, but I had problems with
corn smut when I did that.


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