Collect Curbside Fall Leaves for Free Mulch: Very good timing to re-run this article!

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Collect Curbside Fall Leaves for Free Mulch

By Newyorkrita
November 21, 2016

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.

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Name: greene
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greene
Nov 21, 2016 5:55 PM CST
Thumbs up Great article. Thumbs up Would be good to see this re-run every Autumn.

Here is my quoted post which still applies.
greene said:Free is good. Delivered free is even better!

When I lived in the northeast I would let my (certain select) neighbors (with lots of maple and a few oak trees) know that if they wanted they could drop off all their bagged leaves in my front yard. I also reminded them that if they used their lawn mower to chop up the leaves, they could use less bags.

The chopped up leaves went directly into the compost bins and I returned the empty bags. The fluffy black plastic bags of uncut leaves I stacked all along three sides of my house foundation to add a layer of insulation to our chilly basement.
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Newyorkrita
Nov 21, 2016 6:45 PM CST
I have been collecting bagged leaves again this fall as usual.

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