This fall, think twice before you put your leaves on the curb. There’s a better way…mulch them in place!
Last spring Nyack became one of the many towns and villages in the Hudson Valley to adopt a resolution in support of Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em to promote mulching leaves in place. It reduces the hassle of raking, bagging and blowing. It reduces the costs to taxpayers in labor, fuel and equipment for fall leaf pickup. It keeps leaf piles out of the street where they create a safety hazard. And it’s better for your lawn and garden.
Here’s how it works:
Mulching is best done when leaves are dry. A lawn mower with a mulching blade cuts them into tiny pieces that eventually break down and enrich the soil. Use extra mulch planting beds and under trees where they will improve soil structure and soil biology. The enriched soil improves drainage and water retention and makes for a healthier garden in the spring.
Whether you take care of your yard yourself or use a landscaper, check out these tips from an experienced pro.
Spend less time and effort raking and hauling piles to the curb and more time enjoying the beautiful fall season!
Learn more at leleny.org