1. We are currently experiencing issues with viewing and uploading images, our team is working on the issue.
    Dismiss Notice

Grass clippings around base of plant???

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by ThaMedi, Jun 20, 2009.

  1.  
    ThaMedi

    ThaMedi Well-Known Member

    Someone told me that if you take dead grass clippings (like after you mow your lawn) and put it all around the base of your plant in a mound, its supposed to do realgood for it, maybe he grass has its own nutes it passes on, like compost.... idn just wondring, ne feedback is greatly appreciated
     
  2.  
    smoke and coke

    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    you want to put grass clipping that has no grass seeds in it around the plant as a mulch. it will stop weeds from growing. it will help retain water in the summer months, but if applied too early during the rainy season will keep it to moist and offen cause death right at the base of the plant.
     
  3.  
    ThaMedi

    ThaMedi Well-Known Member

    anybody else????
     
  4.  
    jonboy30

    jonboy30 Well-Known Member

    Grass clippings is good to use if you're making your own compost. Like stated before, you have a greater chance of getting grass seeds, weeds and other growth that you don't want around your MJ plants.
    If you want anything to put around your plants to retain moisture, use a good treated mulch. Not too deep and not too close to the stalk, you'll create whats known as "girdle" and choke your lovly plant.
     
  5.  
    ThaMedi

    ThaMedi Well-Known Member

    thanks for the advice dude
     
  6.  
    jonboy30

    jonboy30 Well-Known Member

  7.  
    Jrankin89

    Jrankin89 Well-Known Member

    I even take the clippings from my plant and put it back into the soil, wont hurt anything, just make sure you know whats in it, No seeds.. and NO bugs...
     
  8.  
    grow space

    grow space Well-Known Member

    new info 4 me.but iv heard that it inst good if you put your plant clippings on the base of your soil.im really sceptic even 4 this mow thing-sound sucpicious.
     
  9.  
    Jrankin89

    Jrankin89 Well-Known Member

    if its bad wouldn't my plant be hurting, looks like its thriving, link below
     
  10.  
    Hodgegrown

    Hodgegrown Well-Known Member

    NOT, the chlorophyll isn't good for the plant.
    Maybe after you've composted it?:bigjoint:
     
  11.  
    jonboy30

    jonboy30 Well-Known Member

    Me too...when there is a stressed leaf or partially eaten leaf by those fuckin' slugs, I pinch it off and put it into the growing pot. Breaks down and feeds the mother plant. No harm in this tactic.
     
  12.  
    ThaMedi

    ThaMedi Well-Known Member

     
  13.  
    DubsFan

    DubsFan Well-Known Member

    There are many things you can use to cover the base of your soil. Yes it can help retain moisture but really, with growing pot I don't like the idea of retaining moisture.

    The primary benefit that I see in having a layer of bark for example is that it aids the soil in retaining Nitrogen...not just moisture.
     
  14.  
    smoke and coke

    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    i dont like to put the leaves in the growing pot because it is just something else to attract bugs, slugs and disease. maybe if you bury it in the dirt but i dont do it. just my opinion.
     

Share This Page