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homeguides.sfgate.com/make-dead-leaves-decompose-faster-80591.html

Fallen leaves will gradually decompose where they land, eventually contributing slightly to the structure and moisture retention capacity of the soil. However ...

living.thebump.com/make-dead-leaves-decompose-faster-7328.html

How to Make Dead Leaves Decompose Faster. by Jenny Harrington. Leaf compost, better known as leaf mold, supplies a soil amendment that improves soil ...

treesforlife.org.uk/forest/forest-ecology/decomposition-and-decay

Decomposition and decay are vital processes, playing an essential role in the ... Dead leaves fall from trees and herbaceous plants collapse to the ground after .... the action of bacteria inside the corpse causes putrefaction and swelling of the ...

www.tractorsupply.com/know-how_home-garden_gardening_help-your-compost-pile-decompose-faster

Carbon is the "brown" dead stuff such as autumn leaves, straw, newspaper, ... Aerating it every couple of days will create compost faster than aerating it weekly.

www.homecompostingmadeeasy.com/compostleavesweeds.html

... leaves and general garden waste accumulated from trimming, dead-heading, pruning, weeding and the like. ... This page gives you some basic principles and tips when composting leaves, ... Decayed leaves create what is called leaf mulch.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_ocr_gateway/green_world/decayrev1.shtml

They both cause decay by releasing enzymes onto the dead animal or plant. ... Earthworms that help break down dead leaves; Maggots that feed on animal ...

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_gateway_pre_2011/greenworld/decayrev1.shtml

They both cause decay by releasing enzymes which break down compounds ... that help break down dead leaves, woodlice that break down wood and maggots  ...

extension.illinois.edu/compost/process.cfm

Instead of buying peat moss, save money and make your own compost! ... For piles that have mostly brown material (dead leaves), try adding a handful of commercial 10-10-10 ... If the pile is too dry, materials will decompose very slowly .

www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/decompos.htm

Decomposition is the natural process of dead animal or plant tissue being rotted ... to disease, being killed or being eaten, it is very rare for any to make it to old age. ... die along with the leaves that fall from trees in the autumn will all rot down  ...