the Neighborhood Design Center


October 19, 2023

Use Leaves for Mulch — It's Easy!

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Leaf mulching is as simple as it sounds - you shred the fallen leaves right where they are. As they decompose, they release valuable nutrients into your soil, acting as a natural fertilizer for your landscape.

Leaf mulching saves you money on costly fertilizers and mulch because nature is generously providing everything you need for free. Leaves are packed with essential nutrients, and by using them as mulch, you’re recycling these goodies right back into your environment through Mother Nature’s nutrient cycle.

Not only do you save money, but you also save time by not having to worry about time-consuming leaf cleanup. Just mow your lawn as you normally would, and you’re good to go. (Did you know that one bag of shredded leaves is equivalent to a whopping 10 bags of raked leaves?

And here’s a bonus: certain types of leaves can help reduce common weeds in your lawn, minimizing the need for weeding or herbicides.