lawn feed weed and composting

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Patrick FitzGerald asked 13 years ago

I’v bought some lawn feed and moss killer to improve my 18 month old lawn (it has some weeds). The directions say not to compost the cuttings for 12 months. What do I do with these cuttings? can they be composted at all, even after a period of time or do they have to be dimped aside of no use at all?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Lawn weedkillers are very persistent and it is not unusual for compost to carry weedkeiller into a greenhouse or vegetable garden. SOme plants such as tomatoes and roses are susceptible to damage by tiny amounts.

Contaminated mowings should be spread out under shrubs and not compost. But generally these only needs to be withdrawn for a month or so.