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Old 10-22-2003, 09:41 PM
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compost

I have a great deal of composted grass clippings and leaves and was going to put it on my garden and was wondering if I could get too much? The clippings and leaves are pretty much composted to dirt.
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Old 10-22-2003, 09:52 PM
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No, you can't get too much.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:35 AM
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You cannot get too much if you apply as a mulch to plants. A good way to stretch it out is to put down one inch of the good compost and cover that with 3 inches or more of chipped tree mulch. There is no need to "work it in" to the soil. In fact, I can think of a few reasons to not work it in.

However, if you use it on a lawn, you can easily get too much and smother the grass. I even saw bermuda smothered with compost. It didn't return for 18 months so the owner went to St Augustine to start over. For lawn use, limit your use to 1 cubic yard of compost per 1,000 square feet of turf. Use a push broom, leaf broom, leaf blower, or upside down leaf rake to knock the compost off the grass blade surfaces.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:07 PM
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I just plan to use it on my garden. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:23 PM
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Although 6 feet of it might be a little too much of a raised bed ...
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Old 10-24-2003, 06:15 AM
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My garden is a tad low in spots. I aggree that 6 ft might be a touch much.
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