leaf mulch

Treasure autumn leaves; they're an important source of nutrients for the garden. (Garden Making photo)

Custom leaf mulch

Judith Adam

Yes, I’m writing about leaves again. The shushing sounds you hear are leaves detaching from branches and falling to the ...

Easy leaf mulch

Judith Adam

The merits of a three- to four-inch blanket of leaf mulch on soil is a gardener’s autumn mission — to return nutrients to the soil, conserve moisture, promote healthy soil structure and prevent erosion.

A gardener’s best friend: Perfectly sized leaves

Judith Adam

Here’s my leaf mulch drill: twice in autumn, I rake up big piles of fallen leaves and needles, and throw them into a lightweight plastic kiddy pool. I drag the pool around from area to area, distributing the leaf mulch.