As the weather cools off soon the leaves will start to fall. Those leaves contain an amazing amount of nutrients that can be composted for the garden! It is such a shame to see all those piles of leaves along the streets in towns waiting to head to the landfill. Many people have seen the dead spots in the lawn where leaves sit over winter, and may have tried to pile them somewhere in hopes they would break down to no avail. Leaves are actually very easy to break down and compost but there is one rule that can not be broken. The leaves must be shredded, if left whole they layer up and don’t break down. Most all leaf blowers have a vacuum that will shred them up perfectly though. If you would be interested in this, there is a great TED talk about it which you can watch here.

 

-Chris K.

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