Grass cuttings and water
My water supply is from the hills behind my house. For the last 3 years I have been in severe drought mode - one year ran out completely and the other 2 down to a trickle - so I have had to ration my water use for domestic use with nothing left for my poor vegetable plots. I could keep flowers going with grey water and the rest of my well established garden (bushes trees etc) survive well but all veg / fruit either died or were tiny and inedible (e.g. one year, teeny tiny bitter gooseberries, onion sets not much bigger than when they went in) so you need to think no water for anything from weeks to months. I've been wondering whether putting down grass cuttings as and when I cut the lawns will help to keep in some moisture? I always think the mulch will become one giant slug hotel (no to slug pellets) so I'm not sure whether to try it this year, in drought the slugs and snails are not so active but a nice thick layer of grass might wake them up again. What does anyone think of grass mulching? Is there a better alternative? Any ideas welcome.