- We should encourage and educate on the values of composting. Anyone who has
a yard big enough to make leaves a problem, has room for a compost pile.
Why spend time and money to haul all those nutrients to Hartwell Ave.?
For those who object to a compost pile, a mulching mower would soon pay for
- --- In email@example.com, "ferrett99" <FERRETT99@p...> wrote:
> We should encourage and educate on the valuesAbsolutely!
> of composting. Anyone who has
> a yard big enough to make leaves a problem,
> has room for a compost pile.
> Why spend time and money to haul all
> those nutrients to Hartwell Ave.?
> For those who object to a compost pile,
> a mulching mower would soon pay for
I don't know how many people tell me they have been scared away from
keeping a compost pile because it's so complicated. They read all this
junk about layering just the right amount of grass clippings, leaves,
and kitchen scraps and decide they don't have time for that. Who can
My motivation for keeping a compost pile is to keep as much junk as I
can out of landfills and the harbor. If I can get any useful compost
(which I do) so much the better. I just dump in pretty much any waste
vegetable matter I can find.
My approach to leaves is to mow over them a few times. In some spots
that's all I need; the soil has some new organic matter. In the spots
where the leaves are deep enough to smother the grass, I rake some up
and dump them (already mulched by the mower) into the compost or rake
the leaf mulch directly into the garden. I never understood why people
raked all their leaves away in the fall and then paid for bark mulch
in the spring!