Farmer Charlie's Ideas Worth Sharing: Mulch Don't Rake

November 12, 2020

Person in blue jeans mowing over leaves on their lawn to mulch them with the grass.

My father always said, “Work smarter, not harder.” It’s an old adage many of us should consider when ridding our lawns of leaves this fall. Unless your property is heavily-wooded, simply mowing over the leaves, and letting the mulch it creates nourish the soil actually leads to a greener, fuller lawn in the spring. So, this season, try putting the rake away and let your mower do the otherwise backbreaking work for you.

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