Who is composting?
Today, the nice young man who mows my grass arrived for his last cutting of the year. This time of year, he puts the bag on his mower and mulches leaves and mows grass at the same time, removing it from my property.
It suddenly dawned on me that I should be using the 'fruit ' of my land and not adding to the landfills, so I asked him to leave about half of his bags on an empty spot in a mulched bed.
I planted some new Hosta and Heuchera this Spring, and want to have them well mulched by mid Dec. I'll add some pine needles to the mix, plus empty my garden pots to make it active.
Years ago, when I had a veggie garden, I recycled everything and had a huge compost pile. But now, I figured the big beds of trees and shrubs that border my yard, didn't need any help.
So I will experiment this year. See if I notice any difference after mulching the border beds. Next Spring should prove something one way or another. Perhaps the difference noticed only by me and my eagle eye.
I feel sorry for my neighbors. They have to clean up much of the leaf litter from my trees. I think I will ask them to bag and dump their leaf litter on my beds. Or is that too nervy?
Does anyone else dump leaves on their neighbors? Does anyone know of a better combo than that of fresh green grass and chopped leaves to make a 'soup'? It is so simple, really.
Got better ideas, then let me know. Pondy