Mulching leaves using Lawnmower.

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    Mulching leaves using Lawnmower.
    Posted on November 7, 2011 by Durgan
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/don-t-rake-leaves-ncc-1.4887187 Justiication for not removing leaves.

    http://durgan.org/2011/November 2011/7 November 2011 Mulching Leaves with Lawnmower/HTML/ 7 November 2011 Mulching leaves with Lawnmower.
    All the leaves on my property are mulched with the lawnmower and left where they fall. The lawnmower grass exit port is held closed with a self tapping screw. The pile of leaves are run over by slightly lifting the front of the lawnmower, and the leaves are instantly chopped into small pieces. They are left where they fall for fertilizer. It is not necessary to put the leaves in a pile, but it simplifies matters by doing so.
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    Our walk-behind mower has a mulching attachment, and we use that to chop up and spread leaves. If I want leaves for covering beds for the winter, or for adding to the compost piles, we use the bag attachment, dump into the garden cart, and put the leaves where they will do the most good. We don't have large leaves like maple leaves, but smaller ones from the gum bumelia and hackberry trees.
    Your method seems very efficient, and also beneficial to your lawn.
     
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    Good idea as this will speed up the leaf mold making process. I did that last year and now the pile disintegrated a bit. Leaf mould is very good for mulching.
     
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    Last year I mulched all the leaves here and left them to feed the grass, but this year Zigs has been pinching them to make his leaf mould :love:
     
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    alp, Nov 7, 2018 at 8:28 PM
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    Not expecting a son for another 8 months yet :love:
     
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    Tetters, you have wind rows! Ranchers around here cut hay and make wind rows, which are picked up by the baling machine and turned into large round bales, or big square bales. Get Zigs a baler!
     
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    Can`t afford a baler - Ziggy will have to manage with the tractor and sweeper. He is spoilt enough already :rolleyes:
     
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    Love your handkerchief tree. Such a beauty!
     
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    Bless you :D
     
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    We do not do that here, we mulch, suck them up in the ridding mower basket and either take them to the woods with a big tarp and let them break down . OR we dump the mower baskets onto the stumps we are working on burning and light the fire, and burn all the leaves. We pick up all the leaves. We do not believe the leaves are good for the grass at all. But, we have a ton of leaves, if they were to all fall and then we attack them, they would layer up to almost mid calf.
     
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    The calf wouldn't like that [​IMG] :D
     
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