making mulch from leaves Making Mulch from Leaves

 

This web site was created to share with you what I learned about making mulch from leaves. Leaf mulch also is called leaf mold. While it doesn’t provide as much nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium as manure, leaf mold is rich in calcium and magnesium, which are essential for healthy vegetables.

Every year we all rake and bag our leaves. Then in the spring, we purchase bags of mulch to control our weeds in our garden beds. A better way is to use our fall leaves for our next year's mulch.

With a little work, it is easy to make leaf mulch that not only is an excellent mulch, but also is easier to apply than bagged mulch while it adds nutrients to the garden soil.

Here are the steps it takes to make leaf mulch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

leaf pens
spreading urea over the mulched leaves
mulch used in the beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shredding leaves

 

 
 

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- 03/21/2015