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With the autumn season in full swing, you’re probably struggling to keep fallen leaves off your lawn. However, you shouldn’t throw those leaves straight into the garbage bin just yet.

 

 

In this article, Chattahoochee Gutter Co., Inc., the home of the most positive Gutter Helmet® reviews and home improvement tips, shares a few tips on how you can put those fallen leaves to good use.

Add them to your compost bin.

While decomposition occurs naturally and without any help, compost bins help organic matter to decompose faster and more efficiently. If you’ve been trying to grow your garden or have been looking for ways to make your lawn soil healthier, then compost matter made from various organic materials, including fallen leaves, can be a great help.

Use as insulation.

Colder areas in and around the home, such as your garden shed, can benefit from the insulation properties that fallen leaves possess. Rake up as much as you can, dry the leaves out and pack them tightly into a sack. Store them in areas that you’d like to  keep warm during the cold months.

Make leaf mulch out of them.

Got a surplus of fallen leaves? Make leaf mulch out of the excess! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Collect the leaves.

  2. Shred them using a lawn mower. Be extra careful when performing this step.

  3. Lay them out in thick layers (about three inches) around your plants and flower beds. Avoid covering the stems.

  4. This last step is optional, but you can wet the mulch so the layer doesn’t get blown away by the wind.

Falling leaves are beautiful to look at. Fallen leaves? Not so much. Don’t let them end up in your gutters and become the cause for clogging. Choose Chattahoochee Gutter Co. Call us today at (334) 298-1667 to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our website to read Gutter Helmet reviews from our satisfied customers. We serve Salem, Alabama.