He cut five truckloads of salt hay
and attached it to the furring strips with a staple gun.
A potentially important role of salt hay
farms in the ecology of breeding black ducks in Delaware Bay marshes may have been overlooked in the past.
In 2006, the agencies restored Elders Point East by pumping 250,000 cubic yards of dredged sand on the island, shaping the sand to simulate the proper elevations of a marsh island, and hand-planting native plant species that included salt marsh cordgrass, salt hay
, and spike grass grown from seed collected in Jamaica Bay.
Pound's sheer lyrical power keeps the Cantos from sinking under its burdens ("but the light sings eternal/a pale flare over marshes/where the salt hay
whispers to the tide's change"), and he keeps his rhythm supple even in a catalogue of Chinese emperors.
These include peat moss, animal manures, shredded leaves, other mulches, compost, recycled garden and household waste (grass clippings, coffee grounds, vegetable peels, chopped corn cobs, hay, salt hay
, sawdust, seaweed, chopped stalks, straw, wood ash, the list goes on).
Near the ocean, we can also mulch with salt hay
, a species that grows only in the tidal salt marshes.
Coming down to the coast to cut the salt hay
was one of the great outings and picnics of the year, during which they also got a good taste of iodine in various ways.
Voles make their runs under the thick cover of salt hay
grasses and dine on the tender portions of their stems and leaves.
In the summer of 2006, 250,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped onto Elders Point East, and 700,000 plants were hand-planted, including salt marsh cordgrass, salt hay
, and spike grass.
This site was a former salt hay
farm that was restored to natural tidal flow in August 1996 (Strait, 1997; Weinstein et al.
Next, you should spread a mulch of leaves, seaweed, straw, salt hay
or grass clippings between rows, and in some cases, right up to the stems of plants.
Water until the ground freezes; then mulch with three inches of salt hay
or a decorative mulch.