[nafex] Winter Mulching: grass??

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Nov 16 07:56:37 EST 2001


Hi,

The high nitrogen content of the green grass will speed up the
decompostion of the leaves.  It also saves the nitrogen in the soil from
being used during the decomposition process.

You can always add nitreous fertilizer and lime to a compost pile.

I just built a large compost pile of maple and oak leaves.  Between each
layer I used a couple of gallons of OLD water saluable fertilizer, and a
few handfulls of lime.  Any old fertilizer you want to get rid of will
work.

Only wish I had enough manure to layer some in there too.

Later,
Tom

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On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, Ginda Fisher wrote:

> I would like to mulch some new plantings (prunus fruticosa, cornus mas,
> some established stuff) with my fall leaves, after running them through
> the mulching blade of the lawnmower.  But I haven't mowed the lawn in a
> while, so the shredded oak leaves are mixed with a fair portion of
> grass.  Does anyone think the nitrogen in the grass will be a problem?
>
> The cornus mas was planted in the spring, and should have somewhat
> established itself this year.  The prunus fruticosa was planted a week
> ago.
>
> Thanks,
> Ginda Fisher
> eastern Mass., zone 6
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