Collect Curbside Fall Leaves for Free Mulch

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Posted by @Newyorkrita on
Each fall the last task to put the garden to sleep is to mulch everything with a thick blanket of fallen leaves. If you are like me, you don't have enough of your own to go on all of your beds. So, I go around my neighborhood and collect the bagged leaves put out by the curb.

Fallen leaves make free mulch for your garden each fall. In our town, people bag those extra leaves in clear garbage bags for once a week curbside pickup. The clear bags make the leaf bags easy to distinguish from any common curbside trash.
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This is my garden, all mulched with a thick carpet of free fall leaves. Put on thickly, the mulch lasts all season until it is time to add more leaves the following fall.
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You could also use extra leaves for your compost pile.

Comments and Discussion
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Free is good by canadanna Feb 10, 2017 11:53 AM 30
Very good timing to re-run this article! by greene Nov 21, 2016 6:45 PM 1
Untitled by dgyoung Nov 2, 2013 4:44 PM 0
collecting fall leaves by poobles Nov 2, 2013 10:15 AM 1
Shred by Anderwood Oct 31, 2013 4:20 PM 10

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