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.