Do you make leaf mulch?

ascoliSeptember 29, 2009

I usually use shredded leaves to cover plants for winter and will do that again this year. But I have enough leaves that I'm considering building a bin and getting some separate leaf mulch going for next spring's beds. A master gardener tells me she swears by it: good looking and good for the soil as it breaks down and is worked in.

Do you make leaf mulch? If so, how?

Here's a link to a page of directions I found interesting and will probably follow:

http://www.hereandthere.org/making-mulch/making-mulch-from-leaves.html

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hostaholic2 z 4, MN

We have a mow and vac and I simply dump some of the shredded leaves on a pile near my compost pile and let it sit until spring.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 10:31PM
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garystpaul(4)

I make huge amounts of leaf mulch and compost throughout the summer and now into fall. I'm just using up the last of the OPBL I collected last year (OPBL = other peoples' bagged leaves; must have had well over 100 bags). I'm lucky to own a MacKissic shredder and that makes the job easier and faster. The leaves break down much more quickly when shredded, but I have long-term leaf mold piles as well. (I'm a bit obsessive about it all, ha, but there are worse obsessions). Happy mulch-making. GaryStPaul

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 11:41PM
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