Tim Malacarne wrote:I use a rotary mower, a 6 footer, on the tractor. Beats the stuff up OK. I use it on all garden debris. You may consider a lawnmower...? Good luck! Best, TM
Michael Cox wrote:I'll reiterate my earlier point I think... why do they need shredding?
Autumn leaves rake up easily then sit in a mound over winter. Come spring they are pretty much broken down. Alternatively you can spread them around plants/on garden beds directly as you rake them. What value in there in adding an extra step of processing?
Michael Cox wrote:Ok, that makes perfect sense then...
Personally I like to avoid extra work and we have plenty of space. Leaves get raked around the base of fruit trees where we mulch with chips/compost etc anyway or raked into huge piles tucked under the trees somewhere. I've never yet dug into a pile that wasn't broken right down to lovely friable mush, but then my piles are probably left longer than most.
We will have our chickens in the spring and their run will become our mulch shredder - grass clippings, compost, weeds etc... and likely any and all autumn leaves that don't go directly around fruit trees.