Using Dried Leaves as Mulch

Dried leaves, raking, mulching

Fall has arrived, along with the big beautiful mess of leaves littering your yard and driveway. This seasonal event is a mixed blessing, is it not? On one hand, you’ve got a delightfully crunchy collage that’s fun for the kids to play in. On the other hand, you can’t just let it all keep building up. A pile of dried foliage can attract ticks and fleas, which is a nightmare if they get a hold of your pets or loved ones. And a wet pile of foliage will begin to develop mold and and algae if left sitting for too long Yuck! So what to do? Gather up your lawn care tools: a rake, some gloves, your mower, a few trash …

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