Category: leaves

  • Leaf Composting

    There are several methods for composting tree leaves, including: Methods Of Leaf Composting It is important to make sure that the leaves are shredded as they decompose more quickly and evenly. Benefits of Cold Composting Cold composting, also known as passive composting, is a method of breaking down organic materials without the use of added…

  • Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    Mike McGrath Explains Why You Should Be Leaf Composting

    We’ve written about it many times that composting your leaves each fall will do more for your garden than any store bought fertilizer ever will. Mike McGrath, hosts a weekly radio program on WHYY in Philidelphia called “You Bet Your Garden.” In this Ted Talk, Mike explains why you should compost your fall leaves and…

  • Shredding Leaves

    Shredding Leaves

    As I mentioned in a previous post, I use a leaf blower/vacuum to collect the leaves in my yard and then add the shredded leaves from the bag to my compost bins. This works out nicely as the vacuum does break down the leaves to smaller pieces that will compost faster than the whole leaf.…

  • Autumn Leaves – Compost or Mulch?

    Autumn Leaves – Compost or Mulch?

    Yeah, I know it is the middle of January and I am still tending to autumn leaves. I have so many trees on and around my property that it seems like I rake leaves for months. In my defense I did take care of all the leaves in the front yard, side yard and immediately…