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One day, my husband, the local harbormaster, called from the office. "The guys are
mowing the lawns around the harbor building and they want to know if you
want the grass clippings."
What's a desperate gardener to do?
Well, I had several bags of dry, brown peat moss laying around. (You can also use "cleanings" from local horse stables that contains straw or sawdust, cow manure--you get the picture), so after dinner, I put them to work.
Yes, necessity IS the mother of invention. For many Americans, a lush green lawn is a matter of pride (and a weekend chore), which generates tons of grass clippings. Composting the grass clippings provides a quick solution to an abundance of grass clippings and remember, it is a healthy mulch for your garden. [To learn how to use compost and make it year-round, read my Compost Happens! article.]
Wait, there's more! Meet the EcoLawn...
Another solution, of course, is to not have so much space devoted to lawns in the first place. And... there is the EcoLawn, a line of seed mixes developed by Oregon State University and Hobbs and Hopkins in Portland, Oregon.
The company’s flagship product is called Fleur de Lawn. Fleur, French for flower, is a blend of frilly-leafed yarrow, multi-colored English daisies, and strawberry clover. The clover naturally replenishes nitrogen in the soil so you don’t need to add fertilizers. And you don't have to mow as often! For more info about alternative lawns, visit this web site: www.protimelawnseed.com.
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