Tip of the Day – Amending your soil

3 Mar

dsc01449Mel’s Green Garden Tip of the Day: Weeds, weeds, weeds. One of my favorite tips from my Grandma is to use your grass clippings as mulch. It provides your soil with great nutrients, plus the layer of grass suppresses weeds and conserves water for your plants. I also throw my coffee grounds over the grass clippings, so it looks a little tidier. I love to put this combination around my cleome flowers when they are tall and leaning over, it helps to stake them up.

One Response to “Tip of the Day – Amending your soil”


  1. The White Cleome « Mel’s Green Garden - January 15, 2010

    […] stake it.  Or since I grow so many and stakes are a hot commodity in my garden, I prefer to put my grass clippings from my lawn mower around them, with coffee grounds over the clippings to hide them.  This gives […]

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