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Excess leaves

Posted by cailleachmn 3 (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 7, 06 at 14:42

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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RE: Excess leaves

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

RE: Excess leaves

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

RE: Excess leaves

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.

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