How to Make Leafmould
Clearing leaves from your lawn maybe a boring job to do but its very important for the health of your autumn lawn. Leaving leaves where they fall will starve your lawn of light and can quickly cause the spread of fungal disease.
Having done the hard work don’t let those leaves go to waste, small amount of leaves can be added to your compost heap or bin in the normal way. However, if you are gathering large quantities try making leafmould. Great for top-dressing containers, rockeries and woodland plants, leafmould can even used as a top-dressing for container grown Rhododendrons and Camellias in Spring or as a mulch for perennials and it couldn’t be simpler to make.
Place the damp leaves into black bin liners with a few air holes added using a garden fork.
Tie the tops and stack the bags in a shady spot out of the way.
Leave the bags for until next autumn, by which time the leaves should have broken down to form rich, crumbly mulch. For a finer top-dressing leave longer. Take care when opening the bags and do not breath in any dust or spores from the compost.