Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fall = Leaves

How do you deal with all the leaves that just fall in your yard? Around here, the city will come to your home and vacuum them all up and drive them to a field that gets a healthy layer of composting leaves over the winter.

But one of our colleagues lives in a town where the city doesn't do any pick up. So, we take their leaves and will compost them for them.

I'll run them through my Toro blower/vac that shreds them into smaller pieces (running them through twice breaks them into small enough bits to quickly be decomposed. Sunday, I picked up about 20 garbage bags of leaves. Some of the shredded leaves will go directly in the garden beds, others will be composted. I may also use some as mulch in a couple spots.

How do you deal with your leaves?

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