Your questions: native lawn seed and “dead weight” compost

Homegrown readers are sending in their questions. Does anyone have answers for these two?

 Jody from Cedar Rapids sent in the first one:

 Hi Cindy – I love your site:) I live in C.R. and I have a question – where do I go to find native lawn grass mix?? I have a new very large area to seed! Thanks!

 Dikkie Schoggen asked the following:

 Rains daily for months has turned the compost pile into dead weight mud. We have composted for over thirty years and never had anything like this. How to rescue the mud and return it to useable compost?

 I thought the answer for Dikkie could be working brown material, such as dry leaves, into the compost pile. Any other suggestions? And does anyone know where Jody might find a native lawn grass mix in the Cedar Rapids area? And what might that be??

 Please answer in a comment below. If you have other gardening questions, you can ask those in a comment, as well.

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2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Robby said,

    Check out http://www.turf.com. They have various grass seeds that may help. Either them or http://www.smartseed.com.

    I hope that helps!

  2. 2

    Sue Poyneer said,

    Hi I have bought Kentucky Blue at Ace Hardware on Center Point Road for 30 years. My grass is thick and even the lawn care guys comment on it. Hope that helps.


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