Recent testimonials sent to us:
Leaf mulching on-site is something I have been practicing and perfecting at home. I have noticed a healthier lawn this year and have not needed to water at all this year. I would not say that my weeds have disappeared, but the healthier grass has been better able to compete with the weeds. I also noticed a reduced impact from grub damage. Only a small patch was affected. I hope to see more of this pattern in the future.
I have municipal leaf pick up still available in my community, but am finding it easier to process the leaves with my lawn mower rather than blowing them to the curb side. I found that it is important to use a machine with a higher torque (power) as this gives it the means to handle the extra load of leaves and grass. My 7-torque Sears Craftsman is able to do the job. I used to have a Craftsman 6.2 torque and that machine would clog and spit out clumps of debris. The 7-torque chops up leaves and grass so fine that it disappears into the lawn.
During the height of leaf drop from my Sugar Maple, I have to run over the leaves 2-3 times to get them pulverized like I want. There is some noticeable leaf debris in the lawn after the "big chop", but this settles in within a week or after next rain fall.
Caretaker/ Park Preserves - Town of Greenburgh
The following testimonials appeared in the Rivertown Enterprise newspaper in 2011 as part of a public education outreach campaign. The goal was to share first-hand experience with the techniques and results of leaf mulching-in-place.