1. Applying a layer of store bought bark mulch on walking areas,
2. Applying a layer of leaves on growing areas,
It is hard to have enough quantities to compare with bags of leaves, but if you have them, then use them in the garden or compost them. A variety of bio mass is good.
3. Throwing some coffee grinds all over the garden, and
4. Interplanting some nitrogen fixers with my vegetable crops?
Michelle Bisson wrote:I used shavings and they do not blow about in the wind like loose dry leaves. They interlock and form a mat which makes for good walkway mulching material. I found that the fine shavings are less ideal for a mulch for the garden (unless mixed with bulkier material) since they form this mat and then the rains have a harder time penetrating and runs off. Mulches should be loose and bulkier to allow rain to penetrate and not run off.