Gardeners at the Winterthur estate in Wilmington, Del., have been using mulching lawn mowers to mow the leaves at the property's Azalea Woods, a practice that helps workers to save time while improving the woodland's soil condition. The estate's mower meisters reduce effort in picking up fallen leaves by using mulch mowers to grind leaves into smaller pieces and then leave them behind as organic matter for the soil. Mulch-mowing also trims the wilted tops of perennials such as hostas, ferns and wood asters.

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