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BEFORE YOU BAG ALL YOUR LEAVES AND PLACE THEM AT THE CURB…A HORTICULTURE EXPERT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION OFFICE RECOMMENDS USING THEM AS MULCH. 
 
CLEANING UP LEAVES CAN BE A NUISANCE, BUT U OF I EXTENSION EDUCATOR RHONDA FERREE (fuh-ree) SUGGESTS USING THEM TO IMPROVE THE SOIL IN YOUR FLOWER BEDS AND VEGETABLE GARDENS. SHE SAYS THEY SHOULD BE SHREDDED.
 
 
FERREE SAYS THEY ARE FULL OF NUTRIENTS THAT CAN HELP THE SOIL.
 
FERREE SAYS LEAVES CONTAIN PLENTY OF NUTRIENTS AND MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR COMPOST. YOU CAN ALSO TILL THEM INTO YOUR SOIL THIS FALL TO IMPROVE AERATION AND DRAINAGE.

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