How to make leaf mould
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Making your own leaf mould is a great way to create nourishing fertiliser for free while keeping your lawn and garden healthy at the same time.
Collect leaves from the lawn using a rotary mower as this shreds them nicely, you can also add grass clippings to increase the nutrient value
Pierce some holes in the bag with a knife or garden fork and tie the top loosely
Place the leaves into a bin liner
If the leaves are dry moisten them with a little water
Leaf mould of more than two years old can be used as seed-sowing or potting compost
Leaf mould of less than two years can be used as mulch, soil improver or winter covering for bare soil
The bags will need to be stored for up to two years to ensure a good quality leaf mould