A neighbor of mine fertilizes his splendid vegetable garden with the leaves off his cherry trees in fall. I have a blood maple in my front yard and plan to mulch the maple leaves and use them as fertilizer for my vegetable garden. Is that advisable since maple leaves are different from cherry tree leaves?
Fertilizing a Garden
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Maple leaves should be wonderful for your garden. As the leaves are a little larger, you may want to pile them up and run them over with a lawn mower to help cut them up a little. It is not necessary but will help them break down faster once they are placed in the garden.