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.