How can I reuse or recycle … grass clippings?
We’ve had an email from the wonderfully-monikered “Cornish Bob”:
we’ve got about an acre of lawn which in the summer gets cut about once a week to every ten days depending on weather.
As you can imagine, it produces a LOT of grass cuttings. Some of it gets composted, some gets put in the chicken pen for them to nibble and scratch through but there’s still a hell of a lot left, which tends to get piled up behind the shed and rots, but not in a nice composty way, just a mushy grass way.
Apart from not cutting the lawn or composting, what can we do with it? We could take it to the local dump and have it composted but we want to find something we can do ourselves, I’m researching the use of grass as fuel but can’t find much on it, if we can get wood pellets made from saw dust, why not dried grass?
My mum and dad use the “tip it out of sight and forget about it” thing too since it can quickly swamp a normal compost heap and cut off the airflow.
So any other ideas? Anyone know anything about the fuel idea?
(Photo by KLatham)