Pros & Cons of Using Leaves as Mulch

using leaves as mulch

Looking for mulch that works well and is free? If you are, then you are going to want to think about using leaves as mulch. Chances are that you have a lot of leaves in your yard right now. Or your neighbor does. All you have to do is gather them together and you are going to have some free mulch. Below are the pros and cons of leaves as mulch.

Pros of Using Leaves as Mulch

•          There’s a good chance that they can be collected for free

•          They’re light and simple for you to use.

•          Leaves that are shredded decay readily, providing fresh biomass and nutrients to your soil

•          Dense layers of leaves are great for smothering leaves.

Cons of Using Leaves as Mulch

•          You can often only get them in the fall unless you’re able to store them.

•          You have to replenish it each season.

•          They often harbor pests like slugs, pillbugs, and snails

•          When you don’t shred them correctly you put really thick mulch made from shredded leaves it can cause a mat and block water or air exchange to your soil.

These are the pros and cons of using leaves as mulch. We hope that you enjoyed this information. We offer landscaping and gardening services, so contact us to find out more. We’re also on Facebook.

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