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Old 07-18-2014, 06:55 PM
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Leaf Mulch

This past fall I purchased a DR Leaf Vac/Mulcher and was pleased with the results. It creates a lot of mulch and is a problem to get rid of. My question is.. Is there a market for leaf mulch?
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:20 PM
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If composted it turns to great soil. They sell it for 5 or 6 dollars a 1.5 cubic foot bag here.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:39 AM
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The purpose of adding a special mulching capability to a mower is to mulch the leaves into the turf and leave them there... sometimes you may have to double mow, but it is better for the turf and saves the expense of hauling it all away...
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:21 AM
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Axe is right. You can also add it to your garden soil or under trees and bushes where there is dirt visible. After a couple good rains it decomposes down to about 25 percent as much volume. Mix it in with the dirt if you can. Also be sure to add some "compost starter" as these bacteria and fungi will speed the decomposition; the liquid sprays on easily; fertilizer and lime also speed the compost process. and encourage the soil microflora.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:02 PM
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Thanks Guys for the quick replies. I am in Louisiana where in the fall we have LOTS OF LEAVES. I have seen the leaf mulch kill grass. We mulch the first round and pick up the 2nd, 3rd and sometimes the 4th. I was wondering why also why not use compost instead of mulch. Maybe mulch is more available and less expensive?
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Thanks Guys for the quick replies. I am in Louisiana where in the fall we have LOTS OF LEAVES. I have seen the leaf mulch kill grass. We mulch the first round and pick up the 2nd, 3rd and sometimes the 4th. I was wondering why also why not use compost instead of mulch. Maybe mulch is more available and less expensive?
What if you pick up the first and second round first, then mulch the rest? That way the mulched leaves stay on the ground and decompose into the lawn rather than getting picked up by the vacum.
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Here's a couple of other reasons to mulch mow leaves:

Results indicate that mulching leaves regardless
of genus (oak or maple) or maple species into established turfgrass as a leaf litter
disposal method will increase spring green-up and contribute to a reduction in
common dandelion population.
http://horttech.ashspublications.org...2/297.full.pdf
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