Soil Enhancement Prior to Planting a Garden Using Leaves
In the Fall use a leaf loader to move healthy dry leaves loosely fitted into storage plastic bags for later use in a garden flower bed or vegetable bed. Store the leaves to use in the next Spring garden.
In the Spring the leaves, after they are not viable to make weeds, they can be used to enhance the soil’s nutrients prior to planting a garden. Apply the leaves to the gardening area with either a layer of paper bags or cardboard. Add the leaves on top of the paper layer, then add a layer of compost, then add gardening straw materials over the compose. Then apply gardening soil and topsoil. Water area and sow seeds, seedlings and plant transplants. Mulch plants after plants have developed and moved towards maturity.
Use leaf collectors and lawn garden bags to help remove the balance of the leaves for proper disposal.