Monday, March 3, 2014

Leaves Mould

How to make Leaves Mould

Collect leaves by running your mower over the dried leaves.. Make sure you remove all the small branches if any in the ground before you start to mowe. Otherwise it will damage the mower blade. There are two advantages using the mower for collecting the dried leaves. It will quicken the composting process and other is the leaves gets compacted so that we can accommodate more leaves in the compost bin.

If you do not have a compost bin, you can also store it in a garbage bag. Please make sure to make some holes for aeration. Spray some water into the bag.. Don’t make it too soggy..   Leave it in a shady location.. Check the humidity once a while and add water if required..  After 6 months to 1 year your Leaves mould is ready.

To make the composting even faster I repeat mowing the partly composted leaf mould every month by emptying all the garbage bag in one corner. Then mowe on top of the partly composted leafs again so that it will be compacted and shredded further down. It also aerate the leaf mould. Now you can reduce the total size by almost half.

Happy gardening..


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