Excess leaves

cailleachmn(3)April 7, 2006

Hey all. I have to admit that we did a subpar job getting all the leaves out of our yard before winter fell. I'm repairing that error now - but I wondered what you all did with your leaves and stuff once they were up? Mine are in a plastic garbage bag now. I don't have any sort of facility for composting or anything, but I feel bad just throwing them away, and I know if I dump them in the woods behind the house, they'll just blow back (on top of my daylily garden, no less!).

Any advice?

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carmellia(z 4 Minn)

I suppose making a compost enclosure would be the best way to go, and you could use it for years to come. Something simple, like a few fence posts with wire around them. You would need a gate where you can turn it once in a while and harvest when it is finished. You can find suggestions for very basic designs free on the web. Carmellia

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 3:13PM
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leftwood(z4a MN)

Mine get mulched in the mower and used as topdressing in the garden.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 4:09PM
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Oooh, mulching is a great idea! I'll have to look into that, since the yard isn't really mine (it's my mother's) and I can't build anything on it.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 4:49PM
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