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Gardening writer shares the do’s and don’ts of the ‘leave the leaves’ campaign

Mulching leaves is beneficial but can harm hibernating insects

November 13, 2023  By Turf & Rec

A movement to “leave the leaves” is garnering more attention as we move further into fall, but a gardening writer for the Associated Press says there are do’s and don’ts to be considered. Leaves should be mulched, she says, and left atop lawns as a soil conditioner. Shredding leaves, however, poses the risk of killing hibernating insects, including pollinators whose existence is important in the spring. To read her take on the “leave the leaves” campaign, click here.

This article is part of the Turf Revival Week.

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