Information on grass clippings
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This topic have been sitting in my mind for quiet a while and I just don't have time to write about.
I mow lawns everyday from Monday to Saturday and discovered that one in every fifty customers are aware of the important of grass clippings.
These are some of the questions that we we can answer on the importance of grass clipping.
Why recycle grass clipping, making compost from grass clippings, using grass clippings as fertilizer, using grass clippings for garden mulch, the organic content of grass clippings and so forth.
Grass clippings are grass cuttings you get from your lawn when mowing your home yard.
Some call it grass mulch or mulch grass. Some people also call them lawn rubbish. But whatever we may call it, I have some information here that we can share.
Grass clippings disposal
Thousand tonnes of grass clippings from home lawns are taken away to the dump and just wasted every week. Many people are not aware of how useful these grass clipping composting is. If they are compost and recycle they can be used back in our gardens and lawns.
grass clippings as fertilizer
Grass clippings from home lawns and yard contain many of the same nutrients contained in the fertilizers you buy at the local gardening center.
For every bag of clippings you haul away from your yard, you are taking with it a quarter pound of organic nitrogen.
There are two issues that I wish to discuss here
Firstly. Bagging your grass clipping while mowing and the other is mowing without using the bag.
Compost from grass clippings
Let us discuss about bagging your grass clippings using the catcher and making a compost from them.
You can mix them together with vegetable and fruit left overs from kitchens into your compost bin or area.
You can also spread your grass clipping in your garden bed. Empty the bag out and use your hand or a rake to evenly spread the grass along the garden bed.
Turn the mulch after a few weeks and you can keep adding the clipping over the top and keep repeating.
You will find that over a period of time the bottom mulches are the ones that will be composting first. They can be used in other gardens or pot plants.
If your lawns have some weeds that have flowered, you can drop the clipping into a garbage plastic bag and keep it there for two to three weeks. These increase the rate of decomposing and also kill the seeds of the weeds, before you can empty the bag out into your garden.
I warn you that the clippings in the plastic bags can have a very bad odor after sometimes, but that is okay because they are natural.
Mowing lawns with the grass clipping left on the lawn
Secondly. Lawns are usually most healthy when mowed correctly with the grass clippings left on the lawn.
The best way to manage grass clippings is to leave them on the lawn. Grass clippings left to decompose will improve your turf.Your lawn clippings actually decompose at a fairly rapid rate, and will actually make your lawn more durable.
This is when it is very important to mow your lawn regularly. Avoid allowing the lawn to overgrow. Mow every week.
Several studies have shown that it takes 30 to 38 percent less overall time to mow often and leave the clippings than to mow fortnightly and bag the clippings.
Leaving your lawn clippings in the grass will also help to create a cushion under your lawn surface that is healthier than the thatch, but is enough to help maintain the lawns durability.
The clippings will also help to keep your soil temperatures down and moisture in the soil where your grass can actually make use of it.
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How To Control Powdery Mildew On Lawns
Powdery mildew is a common plant fungal disease which can infect both plants and lawns alike. However, if left uncontrolled this lawn disease will very rapidly take over the entire lawn, causing an enormous amount of damage in its wake.
Recognizing Powdery Mildew In Lawns
While powdery mildew can take over many different plant types, it will be instantly recognizable in home lawns when it starts off as what appears to be small white spots of dust across the surface of the sod. Eventually and very quickly, this white dust will spread over the entire lawns surface, joining all the previous white spots together into a mass of white powder which covers the entire lawn.
As a fungal disease, these white spots, and the white powder which the disease produces are the Mycelium threads which the fungus produces. And once again, as with all lawn diseases, the very best time to spot the problem is very early in the morning when there is still dew present on the sod. At this time of day the Mycelium white threads should be very clearly visible to the naked eye, but will eventually dissipate once the weather begins to warm up during the daylight hours.
Naturally Stopping The Occurrence of Powdery Mildew
When keeping in mind that powdery mildew is both a mildew and a fungus, we can easily see that optimum conditions for its growth and health will be in shaded areas which are out of direct sunlight, as well as conditions which are both moist and humid.
Therefore to naturally combat and stop powdery mildew from overtaking our lawns, the very best defense is to create an environment which is the most unfriendly to this fungus as possible.
This simply means that we should reduce shade by pruning back trees and bushes which surround the lawn, and always ensuring that we only ever water our lawns in the mornings to allow all excess water to evaporate or be taken up by the sod during the day, and before night falls.
How To Control Powdery Mildew In Lawns
Thankfully, powdery mildew is very easily controlled in the home lawn. A simple mixture of one quart water and one teaspoon of baking soda mixed up in a watering can is the very best solution possible. This simple mixture when applied to the lawn will immediately alter the pH balance of the fungus, and kill it in the process.
Powdery mildew in lawns really is an easy enemy to defeat in our lawn care practices. And by following quality lawn care routines, we can not only control and kill powdery mildew in our lawns, but also stop most other fungal disease from ever taking over our lawns in the first place.
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