Making Mulch From Leaves

Making Mulch From Leaves


To protect your trees in your garden from cold winter days, you may want to use some fallen leaves to make some mulch as a layer of protection. The key point to during this process is to avoid the leaves being decomposed into organic matters. You should keep the leaves in their original form and let them decompose slowing and gradually.


The first thing you need to do is to keep them dry for better shredding. You should shred the leaves using some tools such as a shredder. Shredded leaves will be a good candidate for mulching then the whole leaves. Then you should put the shredded leaves into a container. Mix them with some organic things like bone meal or shredded grass. These things will add additional nitrogen for the mulch which is essential for tree growth in spring. Then you should put some water into your container to increase the moisture.

When the container is full of mulching leaves, you should add adequate nitrogen into them. Some nitrogen additives can be purchased from the local nurseries. Some plastic covers should be applied on the top of the container. The best time to put your homemade mulch is in spring when the trees start to grow. They have a light color and you can easily apply them into any gardening soil.

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