Making a leaf mould bin

Build your own bin for making leaf mould, with the help of our video No Fuss Guide.

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There should be some payback for all the time you spending raking up fallen leaves in autumn, says David Hurrion in this practical video. He demonstrates how to build a leaf mould bin using four wooden posts, revealing why using chicken wire isn’t a good idea and revealing which type of wire works best.

David then explains how to make leaf mould, adding leaves in layers and shows how to speed up the decomposition process. He reveals which leaves make the best leaf mould and which take longer to rot down, sharing advice on preparing tougher, waxier leaves for adding to the leaf mould bin.

Finally, he shows what leaf mould should look like when it’s ready for adding to your garden as a soil conditioner. Watch now for the secret to creating great leaf mould.