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Shredding Leaves with a String Trimmer

Every gardener knows that it is better to chop fall leaves into small pieces before using them as compost or applying them as mulch. (If not, here’s a text on the subject.) And here is an easy technique to do so:

Half fill a large garbage can with dry fall leaves and insert a string trimmer (weed whacker). Now just turn it on for a few minutes, raising and lowering it. It’s like making a leaf milkshake! The leaves will be shredded into tiny pieces of exactly the size you need for your compost or mulch needs.

3 comments on “Shredding Leaves with a String Trimmer

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  3. Having a nice looking yard does not end with mowing alone. You need to trim the lawn and edges to give it a professional look that everyone who walks into your home will envy.

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