Lawn Maintenance

can you keep your tree leaves on the lawn?

Zone 4-5 | bigfig added on December 1, 2013 | Answered

My spouse says you cannot keep the leaves on the lawn and that it is bad for it. I say you can as long as you mulch them into it.

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Answered on December 3, 2013

If you mulch them, it is fine and can actually be helpful to your lawn. You do want to be careful not to leave too thick of a layer though, as this will block sunlight to the leaves in the spring and the grass will die off.

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