NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The City of New Rochelle is sponsoring a leaf mulch mowing demonstration on Saturday at Glenwood Lake Park as part of its "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" campaign to encourage people not to throw away their autumn leaves.
Professional landscapers will teach attendees the process so they will be able to put their leaves to work enriching the soil.
The event will start at 1 p.m. at the park, which is near the intersection of Bergholtz Drive and Calhoun Avenue.
"Most homeowners unknowingly interrupt one of nature's primary cycles of life by removing leaves and grass clippings from their lawns," says Deborah Newborn, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of New Rochelle. "Shredding the leaves and grass and keeping them on lawns and flower beds returns this valuable organic material to the soil to enrich your grass and gardens."
This past spring, the City Council unanimously passed a resolution encouraging on-site leaf and grass mulching, and the city has established a pilot mulching program at City Hall and City "Flowers" Park. The "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" campaign is being coordinated in partnership with the Greenburgh Nature Center.
For more information including fact sheets, photos and video clips, visit the website or call Deborah Newborn at 914-654-2003.