Column: Leaf mold serves as useful soil supplement

10/28/2009 | Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.), The

Decayed leaves that have broken down can serve as a soil supplement, writes gardener Henry Homeyer. He notes that it generally takes about two years to make "leaf mold." Start by mowing the yards and collecting the chopped leaves and grass clippings. Sprinkling bagged fertilizer in the mixture as you add more leaves and grass helps create a moist, fertile leaf mold over time, Homeyer writes.

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