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Q.Using Dried Plum Tree Leaces For Mulch

Zone Salinas, CA 93901 - zone 9 | mrscalduck@gmail.com added on October 3, 2022 | Answered

I have a couple of Santa Rosa plum trees (18yrs+) They are dropping their leaves and I read the article about leaf mulch. I\\\\\\\’d like to utilize the fallen leaves, but I don\\\\\\\’t own a mower. Can I gather them and place (or mix in) them on top of empty beds, or around my rose bush, under the Meyer lemon tree, etc anyway? I\\\\\\\’m in zone 9 in central California and it\\\\\\\’s been so dry here that the leaves are very dry. Thanks so much.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 4, 2022

Usually, I would recommend against this, but since your area have been so dry- It may be a good idea to use them as mulch to prevent soil moisture loss.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/mulch/mulching-with-leaves.htm

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