No longer throw away the mowing of your lawn. In addition to enriching the compost, she has more than one trick up her sleeve. If you want to play the Ecology card, use this freshly cut or dry grass as appropriate, in the pleasure garden, the vegetable garden or the orchard. Mowing your lawn can save you time and money while beautifying your garden. Pauline de Jardiland encourages recycling grass mowing, and here are the reasons.
Mowing the lawn is a task that comes up often. Can lawn residue be used for anything other than compost?
It is already good to recover the lawn mowing to transform it into compost, whether you live in town or in the countryside. But it can indeed serve many other things. It is useful for the garden, essential for the environment, and practical for the gardener because it saves him time. Indeed, mowing the lawn can be used as a weedkiller for example. We all know that weeding is a tedious task that needs to be done regularly.
Is mowing a natural weedkiller?
Exactly. It is enough to use the lawn mowing well dry as mulch without burying it in the ground of course to avoid its maceration responsible for the occurrence of parasites. Use this solution only if the lawn does not itself contain weed seeds because these could then germinate and proliferate where we want to weed!
We often see the lawn mowing distributed at the foot of the hedges. Why ?
Realize! A 500 m² lawn generates 150 kg of plant waste each year when it is first mowed, and around 50 kg for the next mowing. It is a consequent volume which makes it possible to mulch a hedge.
What can a lawn mowing mulch also be used for?
Grass mowing used as organic mulch helps protect plants from the cold, and in fine weather to keep some freshness in the soil in which young vegetables or decorative plants grow, for example. It is useful for saving water. But it is also a nutritious source since the mowing of grass undergoes degradation over time. By forming a compost at the base of plants, it boosts their fertility and helps earthworms useful for working the soil. And if you hate products from the earthy garden, do not hesitate to spread the mowing of your lawn in the vegetable patch. Your strawberries and other zucchini will no longer be in direct contact with the ground.
Why does lawn mowing promote vegetable growth?
The grass in your lawn is rich in nitrogen, which plants need to thrive. Use the mowing of dry grass about ten centimeters thick in the vegetable garden for the slow cultivation of zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant but also flowers. Remove it after 5 to 6 months. However, use fresh lawn mowing for quick crops. The layer should be no more than 2 cm and should not be left in place for more than 8 weeks. It is ideal for radishes, lettuce, turnips and even beans as soon as the hilling is done.