Organic compost can be made with different materials such as coffee grounds, tea bags, newspapers, and eggshells. But did you know that you can also make compost, mulch and mold out of leaves? Yes, you heard that right! Reusing your fallen leaves is super easy, and it’s beneficial not just for your soil but for the environment as well.
Now, the first way to reuse leaves is to turn them into good compost. Simply collect some fallen leaves from your backyard, break them into smaller pieces (either by hand or using a lawn mower), and then add them to your compost heap.
Hot compost is another great use for your garden leaves. This type of compost is one of the quickest ways to improve soil quality because it attract fewer diseases and contains plenty of nutrients for your vegetable garden. Hot compost can be made anytime by adding equal amounts of green and brown matter and letting it sit for 6 to 9 months for the best results.
Making mulch and mold from leaves is also highly recommended. This informative video from Alberta Urban Garden discusses all these leaf composting methods in detail, so be sure to check it out!
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Video Source: Alberta Urban Garden Youtube Channel