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Do you use old, dry leaves for weed control in your garden? We are doing that this summer. Is it a good idea? I know they will break down into good soil and work as a good mulch to keep it moist.

 
Ruthmom802

Asked by Ruthmom802 at 7:22 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • We have before and yes, ....follow what "mom2aspclboy" said because it's true. Rotting leaves can really smell and bring in snails that will live under them and then eat the heck out of your garden, LOL. Been there/done that.
    In our flower beds...we use "weed control fabric" and I love it! I have more free time instead of pulling weeds which KILLS my KNEES!
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 8:24 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Yes, but we shred them first, because otherwise they become a wet mass of slimy, smelly rotting leaves if they don't get enough direct sunlight.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:49 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I didn't think of that. Thanks.
    Ruthmom802

    Comment by Ruthmom802 (original poster) at 10:05 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

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