I love modern technology. How can you not love it when you can listen to a podcast on Lawn and Leaf Managment: “Leave” Them Alone, from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Plus get added tips on how to make compost from yard waste. Tidbits such as this might just change your perspective on how to manage your leaves this fall, so go ahead and give a listen. And if you don’t do podcasts, don’t worry, they’ve got it in PDF form too. I mean, who knew that you could just mow instead of rake and bag?
A Purdue University research report entitled “Leaf Mulching Effects on Turf Performance” showed that up to 4,000 lbs of maple leaves per acre could be mulched with no negative effects on turf quality, color, thatch accumulation, soil pH change, weed populations or disease.