Happy Earth Day!
We have a lawn, well it is kind of a lawn. It’s green some of the time. When we cleared out the trees to make room to build the house it was Fall before we got around to sort of smoothing out the dirt. The next spring we were just too busy in the greenhouse to worry about a manicured lawn. So what we have is natural woodsy grass, whatever was here before naturally is what we have now. We do not water it, if it rains fine, if it doesn’t that’s fine too, it just grows slower or goes dormant. That is what grass does naturally. We don’t weed and feed it either, we let the grass clippings lay, and some of the leaf duff..a natural form of fertilization. We don’t want to add to the weed and feed run-off any where near the lake. Unlike our neighbors that are right on the lake, they weed and feed and have automatic sprinkler systems and perfectly manicured lawns. They are also perfect polluters…
Sometimes I think I am the last person around with common sense. I am happy that I don’t have to explain for the umpteenth time..if you weed and feed your lawn, DO NOT compost your grass clippings. Whatever you use that compost for, filling pots, gardens whatever…will not thrive. I don’t care how good of a plant you buy, if you stick it’s roots in weed and feed it is going to croak. Beware of all compost at Landfills, who knows who has been using what. Why even purchase plants if you can’t afford a bag of potting soil.
I like Green Grass just as much as the next person…I just refuse to add to the already over polluted environment:(