Mulching The Leaves of Your Lawn
Having big shade trees in your yard is great. But, come fall, you can begin to resent them. Those big trees fall leaves, and that involves extra work, hassle, and lost time. However, there still good news. A study done at Michigan State University revealed that you can forget about blowing, raking, and bagging leaves. Instead, you can just mulch them with your mower and fill your lawn with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer like Winterguard® Turf Builder® Scotts® Fall Lawn Food. It’ll save you work, renew your soil, and add nutrients.
Chop Those Leaves With Your Mower
Take off the grass catcher of your mower and mow over the leaves on your lawn. You want to decrease your leaf clutter to dime-size slices. You’ll know you’re finished when about half an inch of grass can be viewed through the mulched leaf bed. Once the bits of leaf settle in, worms and microbes will recycle them. Any rotary-action mower will do the job and it can chop any kind of leaves. With several passes of your mower, you can mulch up to 18 inches of leaf clutter.