Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2003 2:22 pm Posts: 45 Location: Flower Mound
I have a LOT of trees in both my front yard and my back yard, and I wanted to use all the fallen leaves for something. I just recently bought a leaf mulcher and have been shredding the leaves. It's like a weed eater turned upside down with a large funnel shaped thing to feed the leaves into. It works great and makes a medium size shredded mulch.
I wanted to use the shredded/mulched leaves in the flower beds just like a regular mulch, but wanted to know if there is anything different I need to do other than just spread it around the existing plants like I would hardwood mulch. I was thinking of putting it in at about a 3" depth.Thanks.
returning these leaves to the land is a good idea....
depending on the size of the mulched cut, the leaves will settle and mulch quickly....another benefit is that they won't blow as easily when mulched.
i used to cart away about 7-10 bags each from my 2 burr oak trees. now i simply mow the leaves, and layer them into my landscape beds, and into my raised garden beds to over winter.(i turn them into the soil as i plant seeds, and remulch before summer).
you may find that placing 6" of leaves today will give you 3" of leaves in March...
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