What is Leaf Mulching?
Leaf mulching is the practice of chopping
leaves into small pieces. Mulching can be done with a lawn mower or a
leaf shredder. Mulched leaves can be left on your lawn (they fall
between the grass
blades) or piled 3" or 4" deep on garden beds and around shrubs where
they act as a protective layer in the winter and, in the growing season,
prevent weed growth and help conserve water. Leaf mulch decomposes over
time, adding important nutrients and structure to the soil.Composted leaves reduce in volume more than 10-fold.