Tomato Plants

Grass Clippings

jabartlett42 added on May 28, 2016 | Answered

I put Feed in the Weed on my lawn earlier this year. Can I use my grass clippings now to mulch around my tomatoes in the garden or will this weed chemical that I put on the lawn a month and a half ago still be active and cause problems in the garden?

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Answered on May 31, 2016

No you should not use the grass clippings from the lawn that were treated with a weed and feed treatment.
The herbicide may or can carry over the garden soil and plants.
This also goes for compost, do not compost treated lawn clippings.

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