The Q&A Archives: Using Old Grass Clippings

Question: I have accumulated a pile of cut grass. It has been there for years. It is black and slimy in the middle. Is the grass still okay to use in the garden? Jim Arbogast Berkeley Springs, WV

Answer: I'd spread the slimy grass out to dry out and then mix it with a little soil, leaves or hay and form a regular compost pile. Or just take the dried grass and mulched the paths in your garden with it. It will decompose quickly and add nutrients to the soil.

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