Thanks for the response. My neighborhood is very shaded with mature trees, not a lot of chemicals going into the sparse lawns.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
I am on the show-restraint side of things. Because I don't know what poisons my neighbors applied to their properties. I don't know how many of those poisons I'll be eating if I add the leaves to my garden. So for me, the math works out as follows: It's better to have a garden with lower fertility than risk poisoning myself. My world view is tarnished because I worked for two decades as a chemist, and much of my work involved studying pesticide residues.