Grass clippings as mulch or compost?
I'm a newbie gardener and compost'er in GA. Our soil is mostly clay, and rain has been sparse this year. My sister is an avid gardener in upstate New York. She suggested putting a few inches of grass clippings throughout my vegetable garden (~4'x15') to help keep the soil moist and cool. I have been composting kitchen scraps, grass and leaves for a few months now. Would the soil be better served by composting the grass, then mixing it in with the clay soil, or does putting a layer actually help anything? It seems to be attracting bugs more than anything.