Mulch Guide - Grass Clippings

Mulch Guide - Grass Clippings

Appearance: Poor if not dried. Can have unpleasant odor.
Insulation: Good
Cost: Low
Thickness: 1 in. maximum
Weed Control: Fair
Water Penetration: Good if not matted
Moisture Retention: Fair
Decomposition Speed: Rapid; green grass adds nitrogen
Comments: Can be mixed with peat moss. After drying can be spread thinly around young plants. Could contain herbicides. If very fresh could heat up enough to damage plants.

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