So I did it again this year. We raked all the leaves into a long strip in the driveway and started mowing (chopping). Some of the leaves had been in piles and were wet and took a bit of work to chop and keep the mower from clogging. This was the only weekend we've had to get this done, sometimes you just can't choose your weather or timing. Ideally, dryer leaves would have been better.
This year we filled the composter, and another large garbage can - which will go in the composter once what is in there settles. And then there was a lot left over that just went back into the garden beds as a nice winter mulch.
Happy plants, healthy garden, no bagging, no bending to pick up leaves. Cheap and easy. That's me.
|All chopped up. Took about an hour.|
|front bed was raked of leaves, then the leaves were chopped and blown right back into the beds. |
No bagging, didn't even have to bend over once to pick up a leaf. My back is happy with me.
|Even had a crowd watch us work.|
|The composter was filled to brimming, this was mid fill, |
when I was still mixing new stuff with what's already in there.
|Filled another garbage can that'll sit in the garage all |
winter and be added to beds or the composter in spring.