The willow tree spread it’s small, knife blade-shaped leaves all over the backyard and driveway. These will make a wonderful nutrient in compost. The thing I love about compost is that it is free and perfect soil.
Willow trees grow throughout Carson Valley, Nevada. I previously wrote about how the green leaves and stems make rooting compound. But now these leaves make the house look haunted.
Today I used the yellow Gardex Leaf Scoops. Though I like to buy used or find things free, I paid full price for these and they are so worth it. At the very least, they halved my time moving piles of leaves to the compost pile. I would recommend these to anyone who has a deciduous tree.
Though I bought the yellow ones, there are at least two other manufacturers who make the same thing for about the same price. The yellow ones are the only ones I have felt in my hands but they seem pretty sturdy and will probably last a few years if I don’t leave them out in the sun.