Are leaves a good source of mulch?



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    Leaves can make a great source of garden mulch, but are most effective if they are first shredded and then allowed to partially decompose in a compost bin. Partially decayed leaves will gradually release nutrients into the soil around your plant, providing the perfect mulch. Shredding the leaves also ensures that they do not become such a thick blanket around your plant that they prevent water from soaking into the ground. By collecting and shredding leaves in the fall, then leaving them in a compost bin until spring, they will likely be ready to use as mulch the following spring.

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    shredded leaves contribute nutrients and organic matter to the soil.

    Leaves will not cause thatch build-up and oak leaves will not throw the pH level of your soil out of whack, research from Michigan State University shows.

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