I found good advice for dealing with the leaves

paperartNovember 4, 2009

I posted it on my blog check the link below. I'll never rake again!

Here is a link that might be useful: garden tips

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tngreenthumb(z6 TN)

Been doing that for years now. We just called it lazy.

I do like to gather some of the leaves (after mulching into a pile) and mix them into my compost piles, but most of it stays where it falls.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 6:25PM
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columbiastock(Z7)

Yeap, We always just take the lawn mower and go, was told years ago that it will help the lawn. But, I always take the time to run in the leaves with our girl (Prissy), she just loves them!

Wanda

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 10:07PM
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bigorangevol(Nashville)

I mulch up ours with the mulching mower so that they go back into the lawn then I get all the ones that the neighbors rake and bag. I put the old blower on vacuum and mulch those from the bag straight into my compost bin. I get greedy for leaf mulch this time of year! Free's for me!!! I also rake up all of our pine needles and spread those in the rose, rhodie and azalea beds.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 11:20PM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

Jeff: Need anymore pine needles? I bet I could rake up a 50 lb trash bag full of them! lol. We have a huge old pine overlooking our deck & the ground below it (along with deck...grrr!) are covered in them.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2009 at 1:10PM
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paperart

Oh, I wish I lived near you, I'd come rake those pine needles and take them home. I mulch several of my beds with them. I planted a couple of little pine trees just to have the needles one of these days.

Here is a link that might be useful: garden tips

    Bookmark   November 5, 2009 at 5:54PM
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jim_6b(TN)

I've been collecting other peoples leaves for years now.
I usually get around 500 bags and use them to mulch my garden and all of my flower beds. Many of the bags I pick up have already been mulched and they go straight into the beds. The other leaves go into a pile to be mulched when I have time. Last year all of my beds got mulched with orange and yellow maple leaves. It looked really nice.
jim_6b

    Bookmark   November 6, 2009 at 6:14AM
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ladybug37091(z7 Tennessee)

Pine needles would be great to bring to the Spring swap.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2009 at 9:59PM
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paperart

I'd trade for some pine needles! I could have kicked myself for not getting some of the goat poo this time. Whoever brings it -I'd like to trade for some next time. How about one of my Peggy Martin Antique roses?

Here is a link that might be useful: garden blog

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 8:04AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

paperart: I could easily gather 2-3 large trash bags full of pine needles. We can do a non-swap-time trade (like this weekend or whatever) if you'd like. I love roses! That would be a great trade. Is it easy to take care of? What about Winter...would it do fine outdoors? If not, what else would you be willing to part with for a ton of pine needles? Let me know if you want to do a swap. =)

- Steve

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 11:41AM
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tn_veggie_gardner(7)

I'm thinking more & more that I want to gather these derned pine needles & bag them for the swap, as I probably now have 6-7 trash bags full of them I could get. Only problem is that I have no rake & with my bad leg, I can't pick them up by hand. :-\ Any volunteers? lol...you can have what you rake! lol

    Bookmark   November 11, 2009 at 10:18PM
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sandyl(Zone 6B -7)

Hi paperart.. I had the goat poo and i'll be glad to trade a bag for your Peggy Martin Antique Rose at next year spring swap. Sandy

    Bookmark   November 12, 2009 at 11:18AM
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paperart

great! I have a nice one already started - it's yours. :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: garden blog

    Bookmark   November 13, 2009 at 9:17AM
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