Leaves are very obliging, collecting themselves along the sides of the lane. I'm using them to cover ('mulch') the vegetable beds over winter. They'll break down & add nutrients & organic matter into the soil by spring. Covering the soil prevents too much nutrient leaching during the wet winter months, it keeps the beds mostly weed free ready for spring planting, & acts as a blanket over the soil moderating the temperature so any plants that stay in the ground over winter will be more comfortable & soil life will be more active.
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