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Q.When Starting My Compost, I Placed Some Scutch Grass (Cynodon Dactylon) At The Bottom Of It. I’m Concerned It Will Not Die And Sp

Anonymous added on January 26, 2023 | Answered

read all over the garden in future I’ve started a home compost and when doing my garden I’ve placed a good amount of Cynodon dactylon in it, at the bottom. I’ve used a 200 litres plastic home composter. Now the bin is half full. I’ve been mixing the material inside, stirring it periodically. While other items are decomposing, the weed is yellowish but still present. I’m concerned it won’t decompose and contaminate the whole compost.

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Answered on January 26, 2023

Normally, grass clippings can be added to compost piles. If the clippings were mowed and don't contain roots, it should decompose easily. however, if roots are involved, keep a close eye on it because Bermudagrass is noted for its aggressive growth. You could rake out what is yellow and not decomposing.


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