Do you always throw your grass clippings in some out of the way corner?

Andy always cuts the grass here, it is all collected and I spread it , in thin layers around all our shrubs and fruit trees. Using mulch has several advantages besides getting rid of your grass. It stops moisture evaporating quickly and keeps down weeds.

It improves soil texture and as it rots down will feed your plants too.

Don’t mulch in winter as the soil will be too cold . Start in Spring when the soil has warmed up. Make sure the soil is damp . Other materials suitable for mulching include straw, newspaper, cardboard, sheep’s wool and rushes. We use newspaper and cardboard, then cover with straw, rushes or grass mowings.

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