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With autumn in full swing, you’ve probably witnessed the dazzling display of leaves in bright, bold colors. But as stunning as autumn leaves are, there’s also no doubt they can be a pain to clean up. The good news is that you don’t have to throw them out just yet.


In this article, rain gutter guard company Gutter Helmet of Minnesota shares a few hacks for dealing with the fallen leaves on your lawn.

1. Use them for your compost pile.

Fallen leaves are the perfect ingredient for your compost heap. You can shred them up so they decompose faster, or you can just leave them as they are and let them decompose at their own regular pace. See if your town’s waste disposal department offers free composting services and take advantage of the convenience.

2. Use them as insulation for plants and vegetables.

Tender plants that need a few degrees of protection can be secured by taking wire fencing, installing it around the plant and filling it with the autumn leaves. Once the plant has grown, you can just rake the leaves up and throw them on your compost pile. Another ideal use for fallen leaves is as lining for the vegetables that are stored in your basement or cellar.

3. Mulch

If you love your garden but absolutely detest the weeds that keep growing there, then fallen leaves might be your new best friend. All you have to do is take those autumn leaves, shred them, spread them on your garden soil and hose them down. Mulch works well to suppress weed growth and will eventually feed your soil when it decomposes.

Fallen leaves might be pretty to look at, but if they land in your gutters, they can spell trouble. Not a fan of cleaning up your gutters? The rain gutter guard offered by Gutter Helmet of Minnesota can help! Call us today at (866) 200-5339 for a free quote. We serve Monticello, MN.