Did you know that mulching in winter is just as valuable as it is in summer? It is indeed an excellent protection against the cold AND the heat. For a zero-waste approach, use your grass clippings to mulch your vegetable garden. Here’s how.
How do you make lawn mulch?
Not sure what to do with your lawn mowing? For an ecological approach, reuse it in the vegetable garden all spring and summer, provided it is untreated, of course. Rich in nitrogen, the grass spread around your plants encourages plant growth and limits evaporation. Results ? Your vegetables grow faster and in the best conditions.
But before using the mowing to make a mulch, it must dry. Grass clippings are indeed extremely wet, there is a risk that it will soften and choke the soil and roots of your plants. To avoid unpleasant surprises in the vegetable garden, spread it out in the sun and let it dry for several hours.
Once the drying phase is complete, all that remains is to lay the grass in a 2- to 5-inch layer around your plantations. It forms a protective and nourishing mulch around your tomatoes, courgettes, strawberry plants, fruit trees… Finally, a grass mulch also helps to promote biodiversity by protecting microfauna.
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