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How to Make Leaf Mould


Difficulty: 2 / 5

You will need: Rake, Plastic Bag, Compost Activator, Watering Can, Gloves

Fallen leaves provide a plentifull source of nutrients for your garden. Collecting them from the lawn also prevents damage to the grass.

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Step One:

Use a spring-tined rake to gather all the leaves together in a heap.

Step 1 of How to Make Leaf Mould

Step Two:

Place the collected leaves in a sturdy plastic bag. You can use an old compost bag turned black side out to absorb the sunlight and heat the contents to speed decomposition.

Step 2 of How to Make Leaf Mould

Step Three:

If you wish you can water the contents of the bag with a compost activator solution. Fold the top of the bag over and stand it in a sunny spot.

Step 3 of How to Make Leaf Mould

Step Four:

Leave the bag for 12 months at which point the leaves should have broken into a rich, nutritious compost that you can spread on your borders.

Step 4 of How to Make Leaf Mould

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