The secret ingredient to incredible compost and mulch LITERALLY grows on trees. That's right, it's leaves. Thinking about mowing your lawn? Don't rake those leaves first. Instead, get a mulching mower, which chops them up into tiny pieces that will enhance your soil and improve your lawn. Bonus - no raking involved!
If you don't have a lawn, and you're wondering what to do with those leaves, they can be used as mulch, chopped up and put right on your landscape. Or you can create beautiful compost by combining leaves (carbon) with moist, organic material (nitrogen), such as old coffee grounds. Check out this short video on leaf mulching.