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Do you make leaf mulch?

Posted by ascoli 4a MN (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 29, 09 at 23:19

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:

Thanks --

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RE: Do you make leaf mulch?

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.

RE: Do you make leaf mulch?

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

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