We can’t keep up

The maple tree is fast shedding its leaves and raking barely puts a dent in golden carpet that is currently our backyard.

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9 comments

  1. I don’t know if it’s still the case, but when we lived in Michigan (many more trees, many more leaves) the Michigan State Extension service had an article about shredding/mulching leaves as opposed to raking and bagging.

    It worked only so-so in Michigan; if we got rain, mulching was impractical. Here, in Colorado, it works great. I did my second and last mulching pass on my yard yesterday (almost no leaves left on the trees), and the place looks spiffy.

    I also cleaned up the flower pots, and this year I had the bright idea of dumping the potting soil in the yard, raking it in like a topcoat.

    Less garbage, less organic waste going to the dump.

    I don’t want to do research about mulching leaves because it has worked for me for about 25 years or so, and I don’t want to go back to raking/bagging.


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