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Let's say you want to improve the fertility of the soil and have ample time. Could you plant green manure and mow it regularly, leaving the clipping of course, for a few year? Would the benefit be the same as if the green manure was turned under or sheet mulched then seeded again?

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sure, it would be like chop and drop
 
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