What to do with fall leaves
fall pine needles?
You can also place them under acid loving plants such as camellias, magnolias, hydrangeas, dogwoods, magnolias, holly, azalea, evergreens, ferns, or rhododendron. Blueberry plants also love acid soil! Indeed, she used some of the debris as mulch for her blueberry plants.
Unfortunately, you cannot assume that all leaves make good compost for a vegetable garden. We learned that our Black Walnut leaves are bad for the tomatoes we grow in our garden each year. So you have to research what you use for composting and mulching in your area.
Unfortunately, we should not- and legally cannot in many places, burn leaves anymore. I still remember when in the old days, you could see low burning leaf piles. I still remember the smell and satisfaction of those fires and the smell of the smoke as it drifted through the area. It felt and smelled good! It felt like everyone was doing their part to tidy up the community and bring nature to balance.
Well, we know better now. If it is your own property that generates debris, take care of it on your own. That is the best way to handle recycling.