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Grass clippings as mulch

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  1. Peas

    Peas Apprentice Gardener

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    Sorry if this is a repeated question.
    I'm wanting to use mulch on my veggie garden but unsure as what to use. I read somewhere that lawn clippings can be used and it will introduce nitrogen Into the soil as it decomposes down. Plus its free and readily available. I do not have a compost heap so can't compost them first and it's too expensive to buy compost for mulch so I thought grass could be the answer.
    What do you think about the idea?
    Thank you.
     
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    noisette47 Total Gardener

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    Hello Peas, welcome to GC! Oh yes...as long as the grass hasn't been treated with weedkiller, it's ideal as a (thin) mulch. Not more than 2" at a time, though, as it gets very hot in the process of decomposing. And never touching the trunks or stems of plants. (Tell that to the blackbirds!:biggrin:).
     
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    • Peas

      Peas Apprentice Gardener

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      Ooh thank you for the tip, I didn't know about not letting the grass touch the stems. Will defo remember that.
       
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        I use grass clippings on all my beds. But not too thickly. It gets super hot!
         
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