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    brian61 in Normandie
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    Although a dull day it’s 10°C here around Caen; the lawn grass is still growing so I have just given it the first cut of the year :yahoo:

    I don’t know whether this is the fault of Macron or May, Gilets Jaunes or Brexit. Please feel free to take your pick or make another suggestion :whistle:

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    Do you mulch it Brian, or cart it away to the compost heap? The last couple of cuts of the year and the first couple,I mulch it. Doing so seems to create more worm activity, which is good for aeration, but does attract the moles too!!

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    I used to compost the lawn cuttings but it needed more space than I wanted to give and never gave good results. I then moved onto taking everything for recycling but that meant quite a few car trips. When the Normandy grass and moss finally won the battle against my English lawn and my Atco/Qualcast mower started to really struggle I invested in another mower with mulching. As long as I don’t let the grass grow too long (regular small cuts) I find that this is the best solution for me.

    Luckily no moles here just huge worm casts.

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    Just completed my 3rd cut of the year. Still cutting quite high and still mulching. This coming week is due to be dry so it will give me the opportunity to weed all the flower beds.

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