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Here's what I do:
In order to compost in place, avoid squandering
organic-soil-building-materials design adjustments are advised. During
"fall cleanup" I find myself often alone in some fairly large yards
while next door an "army" of leaf blowers and large (expensive)
truck vacuums go into attack mode. (they are often still there
when I leave unless I am planting spring bulbs).
To do this and remain reasonably neat or tidy depends on some design
replace bare dirt and mulched areas with shrubs and ground covers -
that gives somewhere to put stuff. A light blowing or raking will fluff
up ground covers to hide/soften a good amount of leaves and let the
leaves get closer to the soil to decompose. My rule is more green than
brown when working with ground
material can be shredded or raked under shrubs.
When shredding leaves with the lawn mower some gets left on the lawn
but it is good to have a place to aim to for any extra.
to be continues........