Kingston Resident Shares Success Story – "Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston!"

By Rebecca Martin

Several years back, my friend and comrade (and longtime city of Kingston resident) Kate Lawson helped me to get  the “Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston!” campaign underway.

Kate lives in a beautiful spot out in Wilbur and every year has more leaves than anyone I know. For this reason alone, I always appreciate sharing her yearly success story with other Kingstonians who might feel mulching isn’t a good solution to managing leaves in the fall.

Here are helpful links to composting leaves and other yard waste material. Have fun out there.

“Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston!” Sponsored by the Kingston Land Trust and City of Kingston.

#1: Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston! Mulching Leaves

#2: Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston! Composting Yard Waste


Covered!

First pass with the mower/mulcher.

Blowing in more leaves from the perimeter.

Second pass.

Finished! Mowed and fertilized. No raking, bagging or hauling.

"Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!" Initiative Continues for a Second Year in the City of Kingston.

Kingston Resident Kate Lawson Mulching Home Leaves

“Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!” initiative continues for a second year in the City of Kingston.

The City of Kingston’s Mayor James Sottile, DPW Superintendent Michael Schupp and The Kingston Land Trust hope to save Kingston citizen’s tax dollars for a second year by encouraging residents to mulch their leaf landscape waste.

KINGSTON – With the recent passing of a mandatory leaf bagging law in the city of Kingston, public officials in connection with the Kingston Land Trust are asking residents to “Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!” for a second fall season. The federal program that was initiated locally hopes to save citizen’s tax dollars by asking them to ‘help Kingston help itself’.

“Mulching leaves takes a serious waste disposal problem and stops it at its source,” says Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust.  “Additionally, it takes 1/4 of a persons time rather than bagging them, avoids all municipal collection costs and provides valuable plant nutrients stored in leaves throughout the season to fertilize lawns and gardens naturally.”

A Step by Step Demonstration:  “How to Mulch Leaves”

A Step by Step Demonstration: “How To Compost Yard Waste”

A helpful brochure will be available at the city of Kingston’s Clerks office, Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Kingston Land Trust offices after October 10th about the program.

If you would like to learn more, contact Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust at 845/877-LAND (5263) or rebecca@kingstonlandtrust.org

"No Leaves Here!": Some Residents Mulch Instead

Inspired by the recent ‘Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!’ campaign, a resident recently sent along these photos to show their change in ways by mulching and composting leaves this fall season.

Thanks so much for sharing and setting a good example for others. Continue reading "No Leaves Here!": Some Residents Mulch Instead

#2: "Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!" COMPOSTING LANDSCAPE WASTE

The City of Kingston and The Kingston Land Trust’s Garden Committee asks the citizens of Kingston to re-think disposing of their landscape waste this season.

Lend a hand to help Kingston help itself, and the ”Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston!” program has been designed to do just that. Continue reading #2: "Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!" COMPOSTING LANDSCAPE WASTE

#1: "Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!" MULCHING LEAVES

The City of Kingston and The Kingston Land Trust’s Garden Committee asks the citizens of Kingston to re-think bagging their leaves this season.

Lend a hand to help Kingston help itself, and the “Leave it on the Lawn, Kingston!” program has been designed to do just that. Continue reading #1: "Leave It On The Lawn, Kingston!" MULCHING LEAVES