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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  



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Posted June 09, 2011 - 10:27 PM

I was coming home from work at about 4pm this afternoon. Had to stop to get some gas for the mowing job we were going to do this evening. Heading towards the gas station, there was a lawn mowing company's truck ahead of me towing a tandem-axle trailer loaded with grass clippings and a couple of mowers. I thought to myself, "I wish I could get him to dump that load of clippings in my back yard so I could use it for mulch in the garden." I thought that if he happened to pull into the same gas station, I'd ask him if he'd let me have the clippings. Low and behold, he pulled in, we chatted, and he was at my house about 15 minutes later. I helped him fork the clippings off of the trailer. What mound of clippings! And, of course, it was about 90 degrees and sunny, so it made for a real job of unloading! Just what my garden needs! And good timing!

Then, my best half and I mowed 2 yards..... about 2 acres, total. I think I'll take a shower tonight whether I need it or not!

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Posted June 09, 2011 - 10:44 PM

Dang man it not Saturday. Now for the 3 hrs getting around the plants.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 05:24 AM

That's great , I don't pick my clippings but sometimes my neighbor does and I let him dump near my garden , sure helps , Al



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Posted June 10, 2011 - 06:32 AM

Perfect timing. Good for you. Did you tell him you'd take more?

Only bagger we have is on the push mower. We let it sit till next spring and then work that in to the garden. Does seem to make a difference.



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Posted June 10, 2011 - 08:23 AM

That is good timing. I sure hope you took a shower LOL.




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Posted June 10, 2011 - 10:39 AM

Good score!! The clippings mulching the garden sure help. And it makes it a lot nicer to work in the garden, especially if you get 5" of rain in 24 hours like we did yesterday. I put the powerflo back on the 318 last night in hopes I can mow and catch the clippings tomorrow.
Had it off to mow the weeds in the pasture.
I had not mowed last week(doing other things,like mowing the pasture) so the 3 acres of lawn should produce a lot of clippings this week.

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Posted June 10, 2011 - 10:45 AM

Remember, when organics break down it eats up a lot of nitrogen, so you may need to bump the N up a bit.
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Posted June 10, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Remember, when organics break down it eats up a lot of nitrogen, so you may need to bump the N up a bit.

I thought that the grass clipping were full of Nitrogen. I know wood chips take a lot of nitrogen to break down. But I thought your green part of compost provided the nitrogen to break down the brown material.