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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    7 November 2011 Mulching Leaves with Lawnmower 7 November 2011 Mulching leaves with Lawnmower. All the leaves on my property are mulched with the lawnmower and left where they fall. The lawnmower grass exit port is held closed with a self tapping screw. The pile of leaves are run over by...
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    I have a large Lily bed,been there for 6 years.Each year it takes a tremendous amount of work to keep weeds and grass from growing in this bed.This year I am thinking of mulching this bed with wood chips(free). I have been told that this will not be good to do.Does anyone do this and has it been...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    My cousin came up with a great way to recycle and to recycle what you have recycled. She shreds her waste papers, gives them to a neighbor to use as sheep bedding. When it gets dirty and gunky, she takes it back home to mulch her garden. That's several uses good uses for the old newspaper...
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    Mulching Benefits http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MVECR 17 September 2009 Mulch Benefits Pictures of the yard with comments regarding the mulch. The prime consideration for mulching is moisture retention due to evaporation, to prevent the top few inches of soil from hard panning. If the top layer of...
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    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?mulchingT 20 May 2009 Mulching Tomatoes It can get pretty dry during the Summer, so mulching helps retain constant moisture by inhibiting water evaporation. Wood chips are supplied by the city and I picked them up last Fall. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SummaryT Tomato...
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    I have been mulching my potatoes like crazy- mulched them good before I went away to the beach, then just mulched them again about 10 minutes ago. So my question is (and I know I can just go find it somewhere, but I'd rather get my answer here:) When do I stop mulching? I haven't grown...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Do you guys use mulch on your gardens and beds? We have access to FREE mulch! The city of Minneapolis piles woodchips up and you can take what ya need. :D Dave is going to bring a trailer load or 2 up when he's down there so we'll have them for the flowers. :) Also... do you just mulch, or do...
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