Leaves Used As Mulch - Knowledgebase Question

Birmingham, AL
Question by jstyles1
December 12, 1999
Can leaves be used as a mulch around shrubs and trees?

Answer from NGA
December 12, 1999


You bet! That is the way the forest was designed to work. For most situations, a 3 inch layer of leaves is adequate. If you use pine needles, a 4-5 inch layer is about right.

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