Autumn leaves: throw them away or use them up?

The autumn breeze sweeps away the leaves, which are everywhere at this time of year, and every year it takes a lot of effort to pile them up on the roadside and wait for the leaf collectors to pick them up. How can we use it for many useful purposes?

So how to deal with the collected leaves to turn them into treasure?

Like planting friends know that every year in the process of planting will need fertilizer, every year to spend money to buy a lot of organic fertilizer such as cow and sheep chicken manure, in fact, the leaves are the best organic matter, you can use the fallen leaves at this time to make their own organic fertilizer.


Some plants that are not hardy enough need some warming measures for it, and leaves are the best insulation material. Cover the collected leaves directly on the planted vegetables, such as leeks and garlic, with a thickness of about ten centimetres. After the leaves are covered, the wind will blow away the leaves, so you can add a layer of plastic sheeting on top to press them down to avoid them flying.


Make rotten leaf soil: Home grown flowers such as hanging orchids, greens, tiger lilies and pocket coconuts all like to use rotten leaf soil as nursery soil. It is an ideal loam for floriculture as it increases the germination rate and speeds up the growth and development of seedlings.


Which leaves should not be used

Pine needles are acidic and taking them to compost will increase the acidity of the soil, which is not ideal. In addition, pine needles are needle-shaped, and their insulation effect cannot achieve the desired effect.

Leaves containing specific chemical substances should not be used, those that have an inhibiting effect on the soil structure or on plant growth, most typically walnut leaves.

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