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Shredding Leaves

The problem I had when I first started making leaf mulch was how to shred leaves. I purchased a large plastic shredder that used a weed whacker cord to cutup the leaves, but this only held up for two seasons before it broke. Even though this device says it works with wet leaves, it doesn't.

Another method, and the most expensive, is to use a wood chipper/leaf shredder. I found using one was more trouble than using the lawn mower.

The method I am now using is to use a lawn mower to chop the leaves. I simply spread the leaves out about one foot deep in front of my compost bin, hold the mowever at an angle, and then run over them a few times.

In all cases, keep your leaves dry.















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- 03/21/2015