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MSMA in my compost pile

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by newtex, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. newtex

    newtex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I threw several bags of cut grass from one of my customer's lawns into my compost pile. I know they treat their lawn with MSMA and God knows what else. Did I ruin the pile? What should I do? I noticed a slow-down afterwards. I have leaves, horse manure, and the grass in the pile. Thanks for your help.
  2. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    Don't worry. MSMA does not carry over.
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    Leaves, horse manure, & grass clippings - sounds like great toppings for an organic pizza. LOL

    Bagging the clippings??? Land-grant universities recommend against that, as it robs the lawn of natural nutrients. Tree leaves too - it's usually best to mulch them if one mows his lawn often enough.

    As far as the horse apples -- great organic matter with very little odor.
  4. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,227

    your going to die now!,,,,,,,well actually everyone is going to die sometime! :)
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Ya, what a shame its on its last year.

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