Using Fallen Leaves to Mulch Your Soil

It’s Fall season finally, which means those trees in your yard will start falling. Of course, this gives you another chore to do. Picking up leaves can be annoying but not if you use the leaves for something that will help your garden soil. Most homeowners let out a sigh when they see leaves starting to fall on their lawn. This time of year, you may be ready for a break from your regular lawn care regimen, but once the leaves start falling, it’s time to go back to work.

Using a leaf muncher in the fall

Organic Mulch for Your Soil

There’s a simple alternative to bagging up all these leaves and putting them out on the curb with the garbage. Instead of sending fallen leaves off to a landfill, you can mulch them and return their nutrients to the soil in your yard.

Mulching fallen leaves is actually a lot easier than you might think, according to Popular Mechanics. As long as the leaves aren’t soaking wet, all you need to do is use a mulching lawnmower to get the job done. Just run your mower back and forth over your lawn and to grind the leaves down into small pieces that will decompose quickly. These leaf particles are loaded with carbon, while grass clippings have plenty of nitrogen.

This combination of nutrients can serve as a great fertilizer in your lawn and garden. 

Investing in a Mulch Lawn Mower

The only thing you will need to recycle fallen leaves is a good mulching lawnmower. If you already have one, great! You’re ready to get started. But if you don’t have one, the folks here at Lawrence Tool Rental can help. Give us a call to learn more about any of the lawn care rentals we have available today.

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