Re: [gardeners] Xmas Gifts (
Sun, 28 Dec 1997 13:47:25 -0500

At 07:03 AM 28-12-97 -0700, you wrote:
>One thing I got was two truckloads of shredded leaves, courtesy of the
>professional lawn tenders who work in our neighborhood.  Since I have
>drive-in access to my garden, I let them dump grass clippings there most of
>the summer, thereby saving them at least an hour of driving to the
>landfill.  I let the clippings rest for at least two weeks, then spread
>them as mulch in my garden.  The owner of the maintenance company is still
>mystified at the disappearance of tons and tons of organic matter over the
>years he's had crews bring me grass.  Early in the Fall, we spread all of
>the contents of my compost containers over the garden and tilled everything
>in, so I had some empty spaces.  Just haven't had the gumption to move the
>leaves into any  of the containers, and layer them with stuff.  I don't
>think I have any green stuff.  I have only horse pucky and leaves.  Hmmm.
>Am I gearing up to make a big gardening mistake?  Margaret

No, it'll still rot.  I'd take all the organic matter I could get for free.