This November is one for the record books. Normally, we have snow on the ground by now, but this year we have had average daytime temperatures in the mid 50’s with plenty of sunshine. Because of this boon I can get to one of the important chores at this time of year – collecting leaves to make leaf mulch.
I made some round wire bins out of galvanized wire to hold the leaves and have placed them in a couple areas of the garden. The bins are about 4’ feet tall and wide. I make leaf mulch the lazy man’s way. I toss the leaves into the bins and wait about a year for them to break down. The leaves can also be used as a dry component layered between your kitchen compost and grass clippings.
Or, you can follow this uneasy man step by step process. I think I am going to try it because the mulch will break down quicker and be ready to spread on my garden next spring. Click here