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RE: RE: Theresa, found the perfect thing for you.....

No, no.
I outline a new bed, then shred leaves and pile them about a foot high on
top of the grass.  Over the winter this kills the grass and the leaves
decompose down to only a few inches over the dead grass.  In late spring I
just turn everything over so that the leaf mold and dead grass get mixed
into the soil providing humus, thus improving the clay soil.  This way I
use the leaves, there's no sod to remove(meaning less back-braking labor),
and the bed is greatly improved.


> [Original Message]
> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
> Let me get this straight- you put sod into your shredder?  If this is
> correct- what a great idea!
> Is yours gas powered?
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> Behalf Of Kitty Morrissy
> Most years I steal my neighbor's leaves and shred them for leaf
> mold or to kill grass for a new bed. (no need to send sod to the dump)
> Come spring I just turn it over adding humus to the new bed.

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