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7 Ways to Use Grass Clippings

June 1, 2016

Some of us in Southern California still have small patches of grass. Since I live a few blocks from the ocean, the fog and cooler temperatures help with the water budget. But the grass does get stressed in the summer. Even our 500 square feet of grass seems like an extravagance in a drought.

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Down the road I’d like to replace it with carex pansa or one of the other turf grass alternatives. Check the link above for John Greenlee’s expert discussion on turf grass alternatives.

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We use our grass. Lucy spends warm afternoons on the grass in the cool shade of the citrus trees.

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When I’m working about the yard on a warm day, I’ll stop and sprawl out on the grass under a tree to cool off. The photo above was captured at one of those moments. Perhaps it’s a nod to childhood when my sisters and I would lie on the lawn and ponder the clouds and birds overhead.

Now back to 7 Ways to Use Grass Clippings

Follow the link to read the post at Mother Earth News. Our grass clippings never leave our property unless I save some for neighbors who compost. If you have grass and you garden, you can use them. Just remember, the blogger gardens in the Utah mountains and is English.

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Photo credit: Mother Earth News

In My San Diego Garden and Kitchen 6-6-16

Lavender Lemonade