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They should be fine as a mulch – but will take a very long time to break down, and as they are not fine, some weeds can still sneak through.
Been putting them on the compost up till now.
Remember to ensure that the mulch doesn’t touch the stems of the plants as it can cause it to rot. Palmers answered 8 years ago You must login to post comments. Jan 13, Re: Cabbage tree leaves in compost? Don't put the mower over them! They'll just twine themselves around the blade. A shredder might work? I wouldn't compost them because they take so long to break down.
You could mulch with them though. Nov 12, When using leaves as a mulch, make sure to shred them first with a mulching mower, shredder or leaf blower on the vacuum setting. A light layer of small, thin leaves applied without first being shredded is fine, but for the most part shredding is important. Adding too thick of a layer of leaves can block air and water from penetrating the stumpcutting.barted Reading Time: 2 mins.
May 30, Straw is an excellent mulch for crops that prefer cooler soil temperatures such as cabbage or broccoli, but it may slow the growth of warm season crops, such as tomatoes or melons. Straw mulch around squash, such as zucchini, in fall can result in greater damage to the plant after a light frost compared to squash on bare stumpcutting.barted Reading Time: 5 mins.
Aug 30, When used as a mulch, leaves will slowly break down, eventually turning into humus and enriching the soil around your plants. You can apply as is, or shred the leaves first for a finer appearance and faster decomposition.
This type of mulch will help to retain water, and will also add organic matter and nutrients to your soil. For Your LawnReviews: 8.