Mulch Leaves With Your Mower, And Toss the Rake [VIDEO]
We have a lot of trees in our yard, and every fall it amounts to about 35-40 bags of leaves. That's a lot of leaves to get rid of. It usually involves me loading them in my truck and trailer and bringing them to the dump. It's a lot of crappy work. But this year, I'm trying something new. I'm going to just mulch the crap out of them.
This summer I had to buy a new mower, and I got a mulcher. My neighbor suggested that instead of bagging all these leaves, just mow over them periodically as they fall down. So I thought I'd try it.
Now, I had a lot of leaves already. In fact you couldn't really see the grass underneath, but I thought I'd give it a try.
I think it worked remarkably well! The only concern I have is there is some sticks in with the leaves. It's a cottonwood tree so instead of just leaves coming off, there is usually some small twigs too. I figure if I have to buy a new blade in the spring, big deal. I'm saving a ton of work.
So if you're sick of bagging leaves, here's something to try! And another note, my lawnmower could really use a choke. It doesn't like running in under 40 degree weather.