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Re: Trilliums ?


Hmmm...our home has lots of oak leaves...I mow mulch them each year and it
has really improved the soil.  Sometimes, it takes two mowings but it
works.  Maybe, it is because our soil has so much clay in it.  The water
stays longer on top and helps to rot the mulched leaves.


> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/25/2006 10:38:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Trilliums ?
>
> Be careful with all the oak leaves.  At our former
> summer home, it was engulfed in oak trees.  One year I
> thought it might help if I ran the lawnmower thru them
> and mulched the bulk of them. Somewhere my brain
> thought - hey,if I mulch them, it would improve the
> soil and maybe some would blow away.... nah, just
> smothered the grass to death by the time I got back
> the next weekend. Still had to rake it up, but made it
> more difficult to burn them. Ever try to rake up 2
> plus acres of solid oak leaves.... Yuck!
>
> Anyways, I did have to add lime to the soil (read
> sand) to be able to grow anything there.
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> --- "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> wrote:
>
> > > Do you "plant" your kitchen mulch in your beds?  I
> > found it is a pretty
> > > fast way to get the clay broken up.  
> > 
> > I've been chopping oak leaves into little pieces
> > using a leaf shredder and
> > then lightly turning them into the soil.  :)
> > 
> > There's a BIG oak tree in my backyard, so I have
> > plenty of leaves...  
> > 
> > Chris
> > 
> >
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