Yard leaves are a terrific source of soil amending compost. Each fall I rake and collect yard leaves into a large pack pile. In our yard the leaves consist of black walnut, white ash, a variety of maples, red oak, and shrub leaves. Below are several photos and video clips of the finishing process for the 2010 leaves into a fine compost that will be added to this springs (2012) vegetable garden.
Removing materials that did not pass through the screen for further screening and/or recomposting.
Here I shovel the screened, finish compost into holding bin made of lined wood pallets.
|The bin of finished 2010 leaf compost |
...I would estimate the volume to be 2.5 - 3 cubic yards.