Mid-Atlantic

June, 2003
Regional Report

Web Finds

Frequently Asked Questions About Grass Clippings, Compost, and Mulch
Grass Clippings, Compost and Mulch: Frequently Asked Questions is a Web site of the University of Missouri-Columbia. You'll find the answers to such questions as: Will leaving the lawn clippings cause thatch? Can I cut down on lawn feeding if clippings give back nitrogen to the lawn? What is composting and how does it work and what can be composted? What do I do with the compost I get? Why mulch? What can I use to mulch with?

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Are YOU Prepared for Accidental Poisonings?
In 2001, poison centers received more than 90,000 calls regarding exposure to pesticides -- more than half of them involving children under age six. Please keep gardening chemicals in their original labeled containers and under lock and key, safely out of the reach of children and pets. And keep this number posted by your phone: 1-800-222-1222. Go put it there now. This Poison Control Center Web site has good information: http://www.1-800-222-1222.info/

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