In that vein, I intend to venture into composting. The cleared portion of my land, around the buildings, that I mow comprises about four or so acres of generic local weeds, fescue that has blown in from the neighbors up the road, and whatever forbs and juvie trees take root come spring. I have no "lawn". Can I gather these clippings and, after the proper treatment and ageing, use them in the garden, with the roses and other flowers, or as cover / mulch here and there? Will doing so simply re-distribute weed seed?
I manage my 63 acres for wildlife, and plant trees and brush from the state -- too damn many trees to keep up with :) Would the well aged compost from these clippings be OK to put in the "holes" that the trees get planted in?
Thanx for any help.