Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Bit of Leaf Mulching

mulching leaves with lawn mower
Mulching Leaves
November 13, 2010

Our lawn mower has mulching capabilities so it makes sense to take advantage of that to get rid of a few leaves.  We have way more than we can compost in the gardens and I don't like putting leaves out for municipal collection unless necessary.  One solution we came up with was running over the leaves during the last couple of lawn cuttings with the lawn mower set to mulch.  The mulch setting cuts the leaves finely leaving them behind in the grass where they can breakdown and add nutrients over the winter.  It saves bagging the leaves as well as helps to get rid of all those extra leaves you can't compost.  It is an eco-friendly approach too as the leaves feed the lawn reducing the need for any additional fertilizer.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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