Mulch is any matter that is used to cover the soil as a protective layer to modify the effects of the climate. Sometimes mulching is required for the good growth and development of the garden. Many gardeners are discovering a source of mulch that has been available freely all the time. Some forms of free mulch include wood shavings, grass clippings, shredded newspaper and plant trimmings. These items have been present in the garden all along, they can be used as and when the need arises.
Your next step is to place the shredded leaves in your compost bin. Fill it to about 12 to 18 inches in depth, then add the urea or some grass clippings if you have any around. Then add a small amount of water to this pile. Leaves should be damp, but not soaking wet.
And they also had a gigantic pile of wood chippings (all the branches that are chipped and collected and hauled away). The pile when I first visited was about 20 feet high, and about 40 feet wide!! Just huge. And the wood was chipped into much smaller pieces then I imagined. So I bagged up a lot of that too.
Precut and prestack the wood and branches. The forked branches coming off a main branch should be pruned off so the wood can fit through the narrow 2-6″ opening of the wood chipper for sale. Cutting the branches to fit and stacking them neatly and all pointing the same direction will allow you to feed the branches into the wood chipper as quickly as possible.
Make a critter-sized hole in it, tie a string to the stem, and slather the inside with peanut butter and sunflower seeds. Hang it on a sturdy branch near a window and watch the squirrels try to leap onto it.
After the tree limbs are ground up, the wood chips get “sprayed” into a truck through a chute. If a person is pulled through a chipper…his mulched remains get sprayed into the truck along with the wood chips. When this happened a few years ago in Colorado, the coroner referred to the remains as morselization. Being pulled into a chipper is a near-instantaneous death.
If you are looking to use mulch to make free organic compost, you can buy a mulching bin and than throw lawn mulch or grass clippings into it on a regular basis along with organic food wastes. In about a years and a half, your lawn mulch will turn into free organic fertilizer for your lawn.