Composting grass cuttings

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Composting grass cuttings
« on: October 18, 2020, 15:48 »
I treated the lawn with the recipe of sand,sulphate of iron and sulphate of ammonia as per this site. Can the cuttings be added to the compost heap? If so straight away?

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Re: Composting grass cuttings
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 17:24 »
Hi RWS and welcome to the forum  :)

The only problem with grass treatments with that I know of is long lasting herbicide treatments.  You should be fine with your grass clippings.

You may well know this, but just for any inexperienced readers, grass clippings need to be mixed with other waste.  Shredded paper works well, but anything other than more very soft green stuff will help.  It gets the air in and stops the grass collapsing into a slimy lump, instead of rotting nicely into compost.

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Re: Composting grass cuttings
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 10:38 »
Thank you for the feedback 👍

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Re: Composting grass cuttings
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 16:33 »
Hello grass cuttings with sulphate of iron sand and sulphate of ammonia are ok to compost if its mixed with other materials I use Garrotta activator and leave for nine months a few chopped nettle tops and comfory leaves also make it rot quicker  a few shredded leaves make good compost ,jezza



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