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Leaves are a great bargain because they are free, and there are a lot of them in the fall! Sometimes it's best if the leaves are chopped up before mixing into the soil. Have an adult help you do this with a lawn mower. This will get you small leave chunks that are easier to mix in and rot faster.Leaves also help to invite worms to your garden. To learn more about what a great job worms do in your garden, click here.

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