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Offline Sunny Gardens®

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Fallen Leaves
« on: November 28, 2005, 01:56:03 am »
Use a high pressure hose to spray the leaves into a pile. The wet leaves compress into trash bags more efficiently or they can be added to a mulch pile. Since they are wet the wind won't blow them back all over the yard again.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2005, 02:36:45 am by Peter Gibbons »
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Re: Fallen Leaves
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2006, 04:50:42 pm »
I have heard that a lot of wet leaves in a compost isn't that great for composting because it can result in a wet mush that doesn't break down so well... is there any truth in this?

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Re: Fallen Leaves
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 02:49:10 pm »
Regarding wet leaves being too wet for composting, the pile probably needs to be ventilated periodically by poking holes in it with a shovel or a stick (depending on how large it is).

Another way to deal with fallen leaves on a grass lawn is to mow them with a lawn mower (using its collection bag). That way you take care of trimming the grass and picking up the leaves at the same time!
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