Okay to use dry leaves as mulch?
I get bags of dry leaves to put in my compost bins, and was wondering - is there a problem with using them as mulch on my roses and other plants? That's what nature does, and it creates wonderful loamy soil. I've picked up some bags of dry leaves that are small and have curled, so they won't pack down. I also have a bag of pine needles that need to go somewhere.