Are there any downsides to using clippings on your lawn? No. As long as you mow your grass when it should be mowed, and never remove more than a third of the grass blade, the grass clippings will break down into good topsoil quickly and have no negative impacts. A mulching lawnmower may help the clippings break down a smidgen faster. But in this climate, I can imagine that a mulching blade or lawnmower will make that much difference, as long as the grass clippings are spread evenly.
Q: This weed (it looks a little like a shamrock) is growing in my mother yard on Hollinger Island and she can get rid of it! Now it has moved across the street and is growing in my yard, too! Do you have any ideas? PLEASE HELP!!!
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Because of its abundance, some folks get severely discouraged when they try to control oxalis, but in fact, it no harder to control than any other weed.
and the oxalis will decline rapidly. If you wait until this time of year (April and May) to pull it from the garden, it will already have developed an extensive network of bulbils that will remain in the soil to give you grief next year.
Q: I have been picking up grass clippings each time I cut my lawn rather than leaving them on the lawn. A friend told me it better to leave them and change the blade to a blade, which would cut the clippings finer.
But here the real reason leaving your grass clippings on the lawn can help: It fuels the growth of topsoil. After a year or two of leaving clippings, the soil in your lawn will be noticeably darker and easier to dig into. With more topsoil, your grass will drain faster when it rains too much, and it will hold on to moisture longer when it doesn rain enough. More topsoil also dramatically Converse Uk Womens improves the lawn ability to make use of nutrients, so you double your benefits; you not only recirculating nutrients, you squeezing every drop of goodness from whatever nutrients are in the soil. And a good deep layer of topsoil simply creates a good, healthy environment for grass roots to grow in.
A: Leave those clippings on the lawn and you take a significant step forward in improving your lawn.
Some gardeners may think they already have enough topsoil in their lawns. But topsoil is a living thing, and it has to be fed and renewed every year to survive. There only one way to feed topsoil: With organic matter like grass clippings. So if you don leave grass clippings or mowed up tree leaves to your lawn, there a good chance your topsoil is actually getting thinner over Converse Dainty Uk Size 6
There are few or no chemicals that will kill the oxalis without also killing the flowers and shrubs growing with it. So you control it the way weeds have always been controlled, by cutting off its supply of light at the most critical time. Your oxalis needs sunlight most in February and March. Remove as many leaves as you can during later winter and very early spring Converse Black And White Leather High Tops
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precise species but in the end it probably doesn matter. Oxalis were introduced by gardeners who thought they were kind of pretty, and they are briefly pretty in that monstrous way that runaway weeds are pretty. Of course, this time of year, they make your yard look like it suffering from measles, as they turn a rusty yellow. I noticed that New Orleans yards seem to be invaded by a slightly different type of oxalis, and I listened with horror and revulsion as Gulf Coast gardeners have promoted other types of oxalis in our Gulf Coast gardens.
Why do the grass clippings help? Some people claim that it can significantly reduce your fertilizer usage, by recirculating nutrients into your lawn. And it certainly can. Some say it acts like a thin mulch, discouraging weeds from germinating and lessening moisture loss. And it probably does.
View full sizeThere are few or no chemicals that will kill the tropical oxalis without also killing the flowers and shrubs growing with it. (Photo courtesy Sarah Jurenka
Let be blunt: Trying to find a safe oxalis is a little like trying to find a safe nuclear bomb.
This is the tropical oxalis that has long been a royal pain in the side of Gulf Coast gardeners for many, many years. Sorry to see it has invaded your yard. I never stopped to determine the Converse Black High Tops Sale
A: Wow. Don know what took it so long to get to Hollinger Island. Near as I can tell this has been an annoying weed in midtown Mobile for close to a century.
Pesky weed sets sights on Hollinger Island yards
Some folks who don understand much about lawns claim that grass clippings produce something called Nothing could be further from the truth. Thatch is actually an artificially thick layer of grass roots near the surface of the soil, and is caused by over fertilizing, poor watering habits and a lack of good topsoil. The short of it is, leaving grass clippings on your lawn is likely to actually reduce thatch formation.
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