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They make a very strange looking blade that fits this machine that eliminates the need for double passes. Often referred to as a heavy mulching or a single pass mulcher. They are a bit pricey though. They resemble the letter S. Keep in mind when you use mulching equipment that you need to go a bit slower to let the machine do its job to its best. Post back and let me know how this works for you.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
Peat moss can be used as mulching material, because its resistance to soil compaction is good, it looks very attractive, excellent resistance to wind blowing, easy availability, no fire hazards and universally available.
For mulching coarse grade is good. If added to compost bin, it speeds the composting process, reduces odour, controls air and water in the compost pile.
Compared to compost, it decomposes very slowly over several years. It is environmentally friendly. It is free of insects, weed, seeds, salts and chemicals.
Supplementing your lawn with a thin layer (top dressing) of peat moss with an equal portion of well-shifted compost is very good. It saves your time and money in the long run by clearing up diseases and amount of water your lawn requires.
While transplanting trees and shrubs the best way to do so is to mix in right amount of peat moss. For vegetable and flower gardening peat moss creates ideal growing conditions.
There is no single material currently available that provides all the advantages of peat, although there are many alternative products like coir fibre that are satisfactory in specific uses.
The Peat Research and Development Centre, Shippegan, New Brunswick, conducted research comparing performance of sphagnum peat moss, coir fibre and green compost as amendments in sandy and clayey soil, and its effects on the growth of tomatoes and impatiens.
Research found that while compost and coir in various blends with sandy or clayey soil, performed nearly as well as peat moss under certain conditions, none worked as well as peat moss under all conditions.
Remember one important step, before you till dry peat moss in to the soil, is that it must be well soaked, because dry peat moss will repel water.
So, fill the bag with water and let it soak overnight. Dig one-inch of peat moss into the top six inches of soil to condition the area of existing plants or new transplants.
Traditionally green manure crops are sown and allowed to grow, until the land is needed again. At this point, they are cut down, dug in to the soil and are left to decompose, releasing vital plant nutrients back into soil, which are then used by the next crop. You can use green manure crop as a mulching material too.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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