Fall clean up

Asked November 13, 2016, 3:26 PM EST

What is better? Raking leaves, moderate amount, and composting them or mulching them with the final mowing and leaving them on the grass?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Here are some ideas for dealing with fallen tree leaves. See which one works best for you.

    • Shred them with a mulching lawnmower and leave them in place (as long as they don’t completely cover your grass.)
    • Shred them and add them to your compost pile.
    • Cover your garden soil with shredded leaves.
    • Use them to mulch perennials, trees and shrubs.
    • Run them over with a mulching mower, bag them up and use them as a mulch next year.